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
Click left on images to see details!
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Vladimir Krasnopolsky Vladimir.Krasnopolsky@noaa.gov
Last changed 19 January 2010