Abstract's details

Assessment of NRT Wind and Wave Data from Sentinel Altimetry

Saleh Abdalla (ECMWF, United Kingdom)

Event: 2022 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Application development for Operations

Presentation type: Type Poster

Contribution: not provided


EU Copernicus Sentinel-3A was launched more than 6 years ago. It was accompanied by its sibling Sentinel-3B two years later and by Sentinel-6A less than two years ago. It is now timely to evaluate NRT Sentinel wind and wave products and their value to ECMWF either for validation or for data assimilation.

Sentinel wind and wave data are verified against ECMWF Integrated Forecast System (IFS) model products, buoy measurements and measurements done by other radar altimeters. Self-consistency checks are also carried out. The quality of the data, its geographical distribution and temporal evolution will be presented.

Results from various wave data assimilation experiments involving data from various altimetry missions includeing Sentinel-3 and Sentinel-6 will be demonstrated.


Poster show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Mezzanine Tue, Nov 01 2022,17:15 Tue, Nov 01 2022,18:15
Mezzanine Thu, Nov 03 2022,14:00 Thu, Nov 03 2022,15:45
Saleh Abdalla
United Kingdom