A comparative assessment of monthly mean wind speed products over the global ocean

  title={A comparative assessment of monthly mean wind speed products over the global ocean},
  author={Elizabeth C. Kent and Susanne Fangohr and David I. Berry},
  journal={International Journal of Climatology},
The accurate estimation of marine wind speed is important for climate and air–sea interaction applications. There are many datasets of monthly mean wind speeds available based either on in situ measurements, satellite retrievals, atmospheric reanalysis assimilating both in situ and satellite data and blended datasets combining some or all of these other data sources. Twelve different monthly mean wind speed datasets are compared for the period from 1987 to 2009. The results suggest that we… 
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