This image shows wind streamlines and wind speeds over the ocean
with enhanced resolution Ku-band backscatter over land.
The MERS research group has been actively involved in scatterometry
research. As part of this research we have built a tower mounted
research scatterometer known as YSCAT
and are actively involved in the current mission of SeaWinds
For an introduction to the basic ideas and standard techniques
of wind scatterometry, see the following links:
The MERS group is researching new techniques to improve wind estimation.
The following links are some of the current areas of research.