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Title Annual Wind Speed at 10 m
Description QuikSCAT - Annual Wind Speed at 10 m
Sources NREL, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Related Technologies Wind, Wind-10m, Wind Speed

Extent International; World



Coordinates 0°, 0°

Scatterometer measurements of the state of the ocean surface are used to estimate 10-m ocean winds in the QuikSCAT satellite data set. The QuikSCAT data are produced by Remote Sensing Systems and sponsored by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ocean Vector Winds Science Team. Data are available at http://www.remss.com. NREL used a 5-yr average from 2000-2004 to produce the map.

NREL has not validated the QuikSCAT satellite ocean wind estimates. NREL has observed that satellite-derived estimates of wind resource in near-shore, coastal, and island areas do not always agree with high-quality anemometer wind measurements. Therefore, satellite estimates in these areas should be compared with available wind measurements wherever possible.

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current15:20, 14 June 2011Thumbnail for version as of 15:20, 14 June 20111,275 × 1,650 (1.19 MB)Nlangle (Talk | contribs)Scatterometer measurements of the state of the ocean surface are used to estimate 10-m ocean winds in the QuikSCAT satellite data set. The QuikSCAT data are produced by Remote Sensing Systems and sponsored by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Admin

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