Level 2 Satellite-derived extreme wind recalibrated products

Satellite-derived extreme wind recalibration

Aprerequisite for a successful development of the multi-mission wind (MMW) product is to ensure good inter-calibration of the different extreme wind datasets to be integrated in the product. Since the operational hurricane community is working with the in-situ dropsondes as wind speed reference, which are in turn used to calibrate the NOAA Hurricane Hunter Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR) wind data (Uhlhorn et al., 2007), MAXSS uses the latter to ensure inter-calibration among the Tier-1 medium-resolution swath-based scatterometer and radiometer systems described in Section 2.2 and listed in Tables 1 and 2 of [MAXSS Team, 2021]. In short, these are: the Advanced Scatterometers onboard the Metop series (i.e., ASCAT-A, -B, and -C), the scatterometers onboard Oceansat-2 (OSCAT) and ScatSat- 1 (OSCAT-2), and onboard the HY-2 series (HSCAT-A, -B); the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 onboard GCOM-W1(AMSR-2), the multi-frequency polarimetric radiometer (Windsat), and the L-band radiometers onboard the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) missions.

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