[RBM00] Neural Network Wind Retrieval from ERS-1 Scatterometer Data

Revue Internationale avec comité de lecture : Journal Journal of geophysical Research, vol. 105, 2000
Résumé: This paper presents a neural network methodology to retrieve wind vectors from ERS1 scatterometer data. First a neural network (NN-INVERSE) computes the most probable wind vectors. Probabilities for the estimated wind direction are given. At least 75 % of the most probable wind directions are consistent with ECMWF winds (at ± 20°). Then the remaining ambiguities are resolved by an adapted PRESCAT method that uses the probabilities provided by NN-INVERSE. Several statistical tests are presented to evaluate the skill of the method. The good performance is mainly due to the use of a spatial context and to the probabilistic approach adopted to estimate the wind direction. Comparisons with other methods are also presented. The good performance of the neural network method suggests that a self-consistent wind retrieval from ERS1 Scatterometer is possible.

Commentaires: pp 8737-8751, April 15, 2000

Collaboration: UPMC


@article {
title="{Neural Network Wind Retrieval from ERS-1 Scatterometer Data}",
author="P. Richaume and F. Badran and C. Mejia and C. Crepon and H. Roquet and S. Thiria",
journal="Journal of geophysical Research",
note="{pp 8737-8751, April 15, 2000}",