The Probability Distribution of Sea Surface Wind Speeds. Part I: Theory and SeaWinds Observations

  title={The Probability Distribution of Sea Surface Wind Speeds. Part I: Theory and SeaWinds Observations},
  author={Adam H. Monahan},
The probability distribution of sea surface wind speeds, w, is considered. Daily SeaWinds scatterometer observations are used for the characterization of the moments of sea surface winds on a global scale. These observations confirm the results of earlier studies, which found that the two-parameter Weibull distribution provides a good (but not perfect) approximation to the probability density function of w. In particular, the observed and Weibull probability distributions share the feature that… CONTINUE READING
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