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Sea Surface Wind speed



Sea surface condition (ex. how the waves rises, etc.) is observed by microwave radiometer onboard the Global Change Observation Mission – Water “SHIZUKU” (GCOM-W), etc. and sea surface wind speed can be estimated. In addition, All Weather Ocean Wind Speed has an advantage of calculating sea surface wind speed even in bad weather conditions such as typhoons and low pressure, since it uses low-frequency band which is less affected by rain and could. We are proceeding the research on estimation of sea surface wind speed at the coast and under the typhoon condition by using PALSAR-2 onboard ALOS-2.

Main Products

Sea Surface Wind speed
All-weather Sea Surface Wind Speed

Data Distribution Site

AMSR Viewer
Tropical cyclones – JAXA/EORC Real-Time Monitoring
Tropical cyclones -JAXA/EORC Tropical Cyclone Database
GCOM-W Research Product Distribution Service
All Weather Ocean Wind Speed (WindSat) (Read-only)

Related satellites

Global Change Observation Mission – Water “SHIZUKU” (GCOM-W)
Global Observing SATellite for Greenhouse gases and Water cycle (GOSAT-GW)
Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 “DAICHI-2” (ALOS-2)

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