Squall Detection and Analysis from Historical Satellite Data
OMAE 2019, afternoon Session 2-15-1 (Mo. 10 Jun. 2019) on
The paper presents a method to estimate extreme wind speeds due to squalls or thunderstorms based on altimeter data.
The paper adresses the information extracted from the satellite samples and the assumptions made . Two case studies are presented where the method was succesfully applied to obtain reasonble results in West-Africa and Brazil. The method proposed fills a knowledge gap by providing an estimate of squall wind speeds in areas where no other sources of measurements are available.
Reference: OMAE 2019-96549