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Improving the uptake of satellite-derived wind-wave and swell data by the scientific, operational and commercial user community.
Information on wind-driven waves on the sea surface is of high importance to shipping, offshore and coastal engineering, weather forecasting, the management of coastal zones and tourism.Â But despite the important benefits of the application of wave observations from space, and the relatively good availability of satellite wave data, there remains good scope for improving the uptake of this data by the user community.
|Improving the uptake of satellite-derived wind-wave and swell data by the scientific, operational and commercial user community.
|DUE (Data User Element)
|Jason-1 : Poseidon:2
ERS-1/2 : SAR
ERS-1/2 : RA
ENVISAT : RA:2
ENVISAT : ASAR
Topex : POSEIDON
OSTM/Jason-2 : Poseidon-3 altimeter
The objective of the GlobWave project is to improve the uptake of satellite-derived wind-wave and swell data by the scientific, operational and commercial user community. The project covers the development of an integrated set of information services based on satellite wave data, and the operation and maintenance of these services for a demonstration period. The project encompasses the following tasks:
These activities are intended to make it easier for the global user community to use satellite wave data, to facilitate routine comparisons with wave models, and to stimulate the development of model assimilation.
|Satellite Wave Data Quality Report
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GlobWave Newsletter February 2012
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