Stephen J. English

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Satellite measurements from microwave instruments have made a significant contribution to the skill of numerical weather forecasting, on both global and regional scales. A FAST microwave Emissivity Model (FASTEM), which was developed by the Met Office, U.K., has been widely utilized to compute the surface emitted radiation in forward calculations. However,(More)
Several studies have demonstrated that retrievals of wind vectors from the WindSat polarimetric radiometer are of sufficient quality to be considered for assimilation in operational numerical weather prediction models. In this study WindSat data is used in a state of the art global meteorological analysis and forecasting system. Each wind vector contains a(More)
We developed an empirical relative wind direction (RWD) model function to represent azimuthal variations of oceanic microwave brightness temperatures of vertical and horizontal polarizations. The RWD model function was based on brightness temperature measurements from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer and Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder(More)
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