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Front. Mar. Sci. | doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00443

Remotely Sensed Winds and Wind Stresses for Marine Forecasting and Ocean Modeling

 Mark A. Bourassa1*,  Thomas Meissner2,  Ivana Cerovecki3, Paul Chang4, Xiaolong Dong5, Giovanna De Chiara6,  Craig Donlon7, Dmitry Dukhovskoy1, Jocelyn Elya1, Alexander Fore8,  Melanie Fewings9,  Ralph Foster10,  Sarah T. Gille3, Brian Haus11,  Svetla Histova-Veleva8, Heather M. Holbach1, Zorana Jelenak12,  John Knaff4, 13,  Sven A. Kranz1,  A. manaster2,  Matthew Mazloff3, Carl Mears2, Susanne Mecklenburg14, Alexis Mouche15, Marcos Portabella16,  Nicolas Reul15,  Lucrezia Ricciardulli2,  Ernesto Rodriguez8, Charles Sampson17,  Daniel Solas18,  Ad Stoffelen19,  Michael R. Stukel1, Bryan Styles8, David E. Weissman20 and Frank Wentz2
  • 1Florida State University, United States
  • 2Remote Sensing Systems (United States), United States
  • 3Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, United States
  • 4National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NOAA), United States
  • 5Key Laboratory of Microwave Remote Sensing, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • 6European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, United Kingdom
  • 7Earth Observation Programme Directorate, European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Netherlands
  • 8NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), United States
  • 9Oregon State University, United States
  • 10Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, United States
  • 11University of Miami, United States
  • 12National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States
  • 13National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NOAA), United States
  • 14European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), Netherlands
  • 15UMR6523 Laboratoire d'Oceanographie Physique et Spatiale (LOPS), France
  • 16Institute of Marine Sciences, Superior Council of Scientific Investigations, Spain
  • 17United States Naval Research Laboratory, United States
  • 18Florida A&M University, United States
  • 19Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Netherlands
  • 20Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, Hofstra University, United States

Strengths and weakness of remotely sensed winds are discussed, along with the current capabilities for remotely sensing winds and stress. Future missions are briefly mentioned. The observational needs for a wide range of wind and stress applications are provided. These needs strongly support a short list of desired capabilities of future missions and constellations.

Keywords: Satellite, Wind, stress, ocean, requirements

Received: 16 Nov 2018; Accepted: 05 Jul 2019.

Edited by:

Tong Lee, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), United States

Reviewed by:

Amanda Plagge, Global Science and Technology, Inc., United States
Aaron C. Paget, Concord University, United States  

Copyright: © 2019 Bourassa, Meissner, Cerovecki, Chang, Dong, De Chiara, Donlon, Dukhovskoy, Elya, Fore, Fewings, Foster, Gille, Haus, Histova-Veleva, Holbach, Jelenak, Knaff, Kranz, manaster, Mazloff, Mears, Mecklenburg, Mouche, Portabella, Reul, Ricciardulli, Rodriguez, Sampson, Solas, Stoffelen, Stukel, Styles, Weissman and Wentz. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Mark A. Bourassa, Florida State University, Tallahassee, United States,