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Old 07-16-2004, 10:21 PM
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Default Wind From Space?!

The techno-gnomes at JPL have dished out a new resource for wind junkies, Seawinds on QuikSCAT.

[img]ftp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/ocean_wind/quikscat/L3/browse/2003/QS_XWGRD3_2003078.gif[/img]

Enter your own date at:
http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/quikscat/qscat_browse.html

The scale is a bit coarse but if you have a system inbound and are wondering, is this going to be a strong front, tropical system, whatever, you might be able to get a qualitative idea of what you may be in store for. My calculator says that 1 m/s = about 2 kts. so 10 m/s is about 20 kts. So check it out and see if something strong is coming your way or no.
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Old 07-16-2004, 10:21 PM
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Default Wind From Space?!

The techno-gnomes at JPL have dished out a new resource for wind junkies, Seawinds on QuikSCAT.

[img]ftp://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/pub/ocean_wind/quikscat/L3/browse/2003/QS_XWGRD3_2003078.gif[/img]

Enter your own date at:
http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/quikscat/qscat_browse.html

The scale is a bit coarse but if you have a system inbound and are wondering, is this going to be a strong front, tropical system, whatever, you might be able to get a qualitative idea of what you may be in store for. My calculator says that 1 m/s = about 2 kts. so 10 m/s is about 20 kts. So check it out and see if something strong is coming your way or no.
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