Wind Event Week 2022

25 Minutes

Mary Forsythe (UK Met Office)

Impact of satellite-derived winds in NWP

Published: 11 March 2022

Satellite-derived winds are an important part of the global observing system. Atmospheric motion vectors, derived from tracking clouds in satellite imagery, and ocean surface winds from scatterometers have been routinely assimilated in global and regional NWP models for many years. More recently, wind profiles have become available from the Aeolus Doppler Wind Lidar. The talk will focus on how we use these datasets, their impact in global NWP models and some thoughts for the future.

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