Using data obtained during January 1995—the third of three special observing periods associated with the Antarctic First Regional Observing Study of the Troposphere project—over a sector of the Southern Ocean (SO), this study investigates the capabilities of European Remote Sensing satellite (ERS) scatterometer winds to portray accurately synoptic-scale weather systems and comments upon their potential contribution to the forecasting process in this region. A sample population of cyclones was defined using satellite imagery and analyzed charts. The scatterometer successfully “captured” more than 60% of these systems that were existent over the open ocean. For manual analyses, the wind vectors proved extremely good for locating the positions of fronts, apparent as a marked turning in the wind direction, which coincided closely with frontal bands observed in contemporaneous satellite imagery. In most cases the wind vectors were also able to locate cyclone centers: their superior spatial resolution as compared with numerical analysis schemes revealed significant positional errors in the latter. This study demonstrates that typically each cyclone was captured twice by a scatterometer swath: such multitemporal data can provide information on the development of a system through changes in the strength of its associated winds. Those 40% of systems that were not captured generally had a duration of less than a day and in that time were never encompassed by the scatterometer swath, a limiting factor in the instrument’s effectiveness, as noted by other studies. However, this study reveals that the most significant problem in high southern latitudes appears to be missing data resulting from the use of the operationally mutually exclusive synthetic aperture radar instrument over coastal Antarctica. Additional limitations of scatterometer data for observing synoptic-scale systems are shown to be the maximum and minimum restrictions on the range of wind speeds that can be successfully derived and the granularity problems that are still existent in some ERS data. Nonetheless, scatterometer data have the potential to provide extremely important information for the forecasting process over the data-sparse SO, with the near-surface winds able to give an accurate reflection of the degree of activity of a weather system.
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He has bossed Niger, Burkina Faso and was also in charge when co-hosts Gabon reached the quarterfinals of AFCON 2012.The Franco-German, who has been holidaying in Madagascar, the birthplace of his wife, has said he will use the AFCON to spy on World Cup rivals Cameroon and Algeria.Nigeria leads the 2018 World Cup qualifying Group B section with six points from two matches.They resume the series in August, when they welcome second-placed Cameroon to Uyo in the first leg of a crucial double header.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will work as a pundit for a French television channel during the AFCON in Gabon.“Rohr will be a pundit for a French television network at the AFCON in Gabon,” a top source told AfricanFootball.comAfrican football’s showpiece event will kick off on January 14 in Gabon, but Rohr will still be on vacation as the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the tournament for a second straight time.Rohr has a track record working in Africa for the past eight years after he first handled Tunisian club Etoile du Sahel in 2008.