Satellite Measurements of Ocean Vector Winds:
Present Capabilities and Future Trends

NOAA/NASA Workshop, Miami, Florida
Florida International University, Graham Center Room 243

February 8-10, 2005

Meeting Agenda (Final)

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Tuesday, February 8

7:30 - 8:00Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:05Opening RemarksChelton
8:05 - 8:10 Overview of the Cooperative Institute for Oceanographic Satellite StudiesStrub
8:10 - 8:20Remarks from NASALindstrom
8:20 - 8:30Remarks from NOAAWilson
8:30 - 8:45 Meeting Overview and ObjectivesFreilich

Overviews of the Status of Satellite Measurements of Ocean Surface Vector Winds
 
8:45 - 9:30
 
SeaWinds Ku-band Scatterometer Measurements: Characteristics and
Challanges
Freilich
 
9:30 - 10:15C-band Scatterometers: from ERS to ASCAT and BeyondStoffelen
10:15 - 10:45
Coffee Break (30 min)
 
10:45 - 11:30
 
An Overview of WindSat and Polarimetric Radiometer Wind
Measurements
Gaiser
 
11:30 - 12:15
 
Very High-Resolution Vector Wind Estimation Using Synthetic Aperture
Radar
Pichel
 

12:15 - 1:15
 

Lunch (1 hr)
 
1:15 - 2:00
 
Operational Application of High-Resolution QuikSCAT Backscatter
Measurements: Ocean, Ice and Land
Long
 
2:00 - 2:45
 
Operational Ultra-High Resolution Wind Retrieval and QuikSCAT
Retrieval of Wind and Rain in Hurricanes
Long
 

2:45 - 3:15
 

Coffee Break (30 min)
 
3:15 - 4:00Near Real-Time Satellite Ocean Vector Wind Products at NOAA/NESDISChang
4:00 - 4:45Applications of Gridded Ocean Vector Wind ProductsBourassa
4:45 - 5:30
 
Status of the GCOM Mission and the Important Role of the
Scatterometer
Shimoda
 

Wednesday, February 9

7:30 - 8:00Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10Opening RemarksChelton

Operational Marine Prediction
 
8:10 - 8:30An Introduction to the Near Real-Time QuikSCAT DataHoffman
8:30 - 8:50Use of QuikSCAT Winds at National Weather Service Field OfficesHaner
8:50 - 9:10
 
The Operational Impact of QuikSCAT Winds at the NOAA Ocean
Prediction Center
Sienkiewicz
 

Tropical Cyclone Prediction
 
9:10 - 9:30Impacts of QuikSCAT on Tropical Prediction Center OperationsKnabb
9:30 - 9:50
 
Experimental Uses of QuikSCAT at the Tropical Prediction Center and
Future Requirements
Beven
 
9:50 - 10:10
 
Improving Tropical Cyclone Prediction Using Scatterometer Surface
Winds in High-Resolution Model Initialization
Chen
 

10:10 - 10:40
 

Coffee (30 min)
 
10:40 - 11:00
 
Hurricane Watch: A Quasi-Operational High-Resolution Wind Field
Retrieval from SAR Images at CSTARS
Graber
 

WindSat Retrievals of Ocean Surface Vector Winds
 
11:00 - 11:20
 
NOAA Ocean Wind Vector Retrievals from WindSat Polarimetric
Measurements
Jelenak
 
11:20 - 11:40
 
Evaluation of Microwave Scatterometers and Radiometers as Satellite
Anemometers
Wentz
 
11:40 - 12:00
 
Comparisons of Two Preliminary WindSat Vector Wind Data Sets with
QuikSCAT and Buoys
Freilich
 

12:00 - 2:00

Lunch, Posters and Tour of the Tropical Prediction Center (2 hrs)

Assessment of QuikSCAT Ocean Surface Vector Winds in Rain and Other Conditions
 
2:00 - 2:20Airborne Measurements of Ocean Surface BackscatterEsteban
2:20 - 2:40
 
SeaWinds Active and Passive Measurements of Wind Speed and Rain
Rate in Hurricanes
Jones
 
2:40 - 3:00
 
Corrections to Scatterometter Wind Vectors from the Effects of Rain,
Using High-Resolution NEXRAD Radar Collocations
Weissman
 
3:00 - 3:20
 
Change of Microwave Radiation Under Different Oceanic Conditions -
Results from Comparison Between AMSR and SeaWinds on ADEOS-II
Shibata
 

3:20 - 4:00
 

Coffee and Posters(40 min)
 
4:00 - 5:30DiscussionChelton/Freilich
 Assessment of Present Capabilities for Measuring Ocean Vector Winds
 Planned Future Activities
 Ocean Vector Wind Requirements for Operational Applications

Thursday, February 10

7:30 - 8:00Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10Opening RemarksChelton

Research Applications of Ocean Surface Vector Winds
 
8:10 - 8:30
 
Application of Satellite Wind Speed Products to Improve Estimates of
Daily Surface Latent and Sensible Heat Fluxes Over the Global Oceans
Yu
 
8:30 - 8:50
 
Evaluation of a Hybrid Satellite and NWP-Based Turbulent Heat Flux
Product Using TAO Buoys
Kelly
 
8:50 - 9:1025-km Resolution SeaWinds: A Compromise of Signal and NoiseStoffelen
9:10 - 9:30
 
Scatterometer Results from the University of Washington Air-Sea
Interaction Group
Brown
 
9:30 - 9:50
 
WindSat Observations of Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction in the Eastern
Tropical Pacific
Chelton
 

9:50 - 10:20
 

Coffee (30 min)
 
10:20 - 12:00
 
Discussion and Writing Assignments>
 
12:00 - 1:30
 
Plenary Session and Reports (during lunch)
 
1:30Meeting Adjournment