Estimating Hurricane-Force Winds

Horstmann et al., AGU

This resource provides an abstract: To better measure hurricane-force winds, the authors studied various types of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) wind retrieval schemes applied to the high winds observed in 2004 during Hurricane Ivan. They found that the newly-developed Cmod5 empirical geophysical model function (GMF) outperforms the commonly used Cmod4 GMF in analyzing these high winds. They suggest that continued analysis of SAR wind mapping under extreme wind conditions can be a useful tool for hurricane tracking and prediction.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights
Special Interest: Hazards
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science