Summary: The new National Aeronautics and Space Administration CYclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) measures wind speed on the ocean surface. Because hurricanes happen over oceans where other wind data are usually not available, these new observations may be useful in pinpointing their positions and intensities. This study examines whether CYGNSS wind information will improve analyses and forecasts of hurricanes compared to today’s observing systems.
Important conclusion: Using CYGNSS data in forecast models may improve forecasts of where hurricanes will go and how intense they will be.
You can access the paper at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/mts/mtsj/2017/00000051/00000001/art00002.