Abbreviated Journal Title
HIRAD; hurricane winds; pressure; spatial resolution; filters; Remote Sensing
Measurements of the near surface horizontal wind field in a hurricane with spatial resolution of order 1-10 km are possible using airborne microwave radiometer imagers. An assessment is made of the information content of the measured winds as a function of the spatial resolution of the imager. An existing algorithm is used which estimates the maximum surface air pressure depression in the hurricane eye from the maximum wind speed. High resolution numerical model wind fields from Hurricane Frances 2004 are convolved with various HIRAD antenna spatial filters to observe the impact of the antenna design on the central pressure depression in the eye that can be deduced from it.
Amarin, Ruba; Ruf, Christopher; and Jones, Linwood, "Impact of Spatial Resolution on Wind Field Derived Estimates of Air Pressure Depression in the Hurricane Eye" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6947.