To present and discuss the findings of the ESA project and within the context of the recent parallel research on similar topics with the scientific community, ESA, Met Office and Ifremer co-organized a 3 days ‘International Workshop on Measuring High Wind Speeds over the Ocean that was held at the Met Office headquarters in the cathedral city of Exeter (UK) on 15-17 November 2016. The workshop was open to scientists, forecasters and engineers with an interest in extreme wind speeds. It reviewed scientific progress made using L-band and C-band satellite microwave radiometers that are now producing innovative data products that estimate extreme wind speeds in tropical cyclone conditions. It also showcase examples from ESA SMOS, NASA SMAP and JAXA AMSR2 (amongst others), highlighting retrieval approaches, characteristics of the data products, their strengths and shortfalls, and example applications. Applications involving data from Metop ASCAT, HY-2 and cross-polarised C-band SAR satellite and airborne radar data were as well presented and discussed.
The proceedings of this workshop including, agenda, presentations and a summary of each presentations and sessions are available here