Journal article

Global calibration and error estimation of altimeter, scatterometer, and radiometerwind speed using triple collocation

A Ribal, IR Young

Remote Sensing | MDPI AG | Published : 2020


The accuracy of wind speed measurements is important in many applications. In the present work, error standard deviations of wind speed measured by satellites and National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) buoys were estimated using triple collocation. The satellites included six altimeters, three scatterometers, and four radiometers. The six altimeters were TOPEX, ERS-2, JASON-1, ENVISAT, JASON-2, and CRYOSAT-2, whilst the three scatterometers were QUIKSCAT, METOP-A, and METOP-B and the four radiometers included SSMI-F15, AMSR-2, WINDSAT, and GMI. Hence, a total of 14 platform measurements, including NDBC buoy data, were used and the error standard deviations of each estimated. It was found that alti..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge ongoing support from the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) and the Australian Research Council through grant DP160100738. This study was supported by funding from a Melbourne-Indonesia Research Partnership Program 2020 grant.