Supervisor: Dr Shayne McGregor (Shayne.McGregor@monash.edu)
Location: Monash University
Satellites measure surface winds relative to the moving ocean surface, while ocean moorings measure absolute winds at that location. The differences in the measurement types leads to quite large differences in estimates of wind speed, that ultimately need to be corrected. This correction has not occurred to date as measurements of ocean surface currents are generally not available. This project will make use of co-located TAO/TRITON observations of surface winds and currents, along with satellite observed winds to better understand the role of surface currents in these differences and whether it can be corrected for.
If you are interested in this project, please fill out the application form.