QuikSCAT Surface Wind Vectors vs. Buoys Statistics

Global Statistics (Bias & RMSE); +/- 1 hour temporal window and +/- 50 km spatial window
were used to create buoy QuikSCAT collocations.
All statistics are calculated using real time buoy data which are not quality controlled!!!

QuikSCAT Monthly "All-Weather" Wind Speed and Direction Statistics since November 2000
Left Image - Wind Direction Bias and RMSE  in degrees;  Right Image - Wind Speed Bias and  RMSE in m/s
Red curves - QuikSCAT vs. buoy winds statistics;  Blue curves - QuikSCAT vs. NCEP global analysis winds statistics

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Last changed 19 January 2010