News from Remote Sensing Systems
Here we present satellite observations of the intense winds observed during super-typhoon Noru in July-August 2017. These analyses provide additional confirmation that the SMAP radiometer is indeed capable of providing reliable measurements at hurricane-force wind speeds. SMAP data capture the evolution of the intensity, the rapid intensification, and the storm size. At hurricane-force wind speeds, L-band radiometers like SMAP have a unique capability of providing critical information to forecasters about intense Tropical Cyclones, especially in remote location
There have been several recent reports in the media and on social media comparing long-term trends in the lower troposphere from different datasets. The problem is that many of the trends reported were for different periods (i.e 1979-1995 vs. 1979-2016), so we would expect them to be different.
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RSS has completed an initial investigation and corrected a problem affecting SSMIS F17.