ESA’s Aeolus Satellite To Gauge Wind Globally

Credit: ESA
A major weather forecast bust that lasted six days in March 2014 is a bitter memory for European meteorologists. The error was traced back to a wrong assumption on wind speed at an altitude of 11 km (36,000 ft.) over the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Strong westerly winds in that area went...

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