Category Archives: Satellite Winds

A new wind constellation: the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS)

This is a new concept for scatterometry, using the reflection of GPS signals from the ocean surface to study severe storms and cyclones. CYGNSS is a constellation of eight micro-satellites that will make accurate measurements of ocean surface winds in order … Continue reading

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ISS-RapidScat on track for September launch to International Space Station

(Visualization of the ISS-RapidScat instrument on the ISS; inset shows the instrument.  Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Johnson Space Center) NASA’s ISS-RapidScat, a new Earth-observing instrument that will measure ocean winds while mounted on the International Space Station (ISS), is go for launch — … Continue reading

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The end of the Indian OSCAT measurements (April 10, 2014)

OceanSat-2 image courtesy ISRO April 10, 2014 The PO.DAAC regrets to inform its users of the discontinuation of data retrieval for its OSCAT Level 2B dataset produced by the QuikSCAT science data systems team at JPL. The OSCAT scatterometer onboard … Continue reading

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