Offshore Wind Resource Estimation in Mediterranean Area Using SAR Images

Rosamaria Calaudi, Felice Arena, Merete Badger, Anna Maria Sempreviva

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    Satellite observations of the ocean surface from Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) provide information about the spatial wind variability over large areas. This is of special interest in the Mediterranean, where spatial wind information is only provided by sparse buoys, often with long periods of missing data.
    Here, we focus on evaluating the use of SAR for offshore wind mapping. Preliminary results from the analysis of SAR-based ocean winds in Mediterranean areas show interesting large scale wind flow features consistent with results from previous studies using numerical models and space borne wind data i.e. scatterometers with lower resolution.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2013
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventESA Living Planet Symposium - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Sept 201313 Sept 2013


    ConferenceESA Living Planet Symposium
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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