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The measurement of sea-surface wind vectors are operationally input to meteorological models and to shipping routing forecasts. In addition there is a growth in the request to support renewable energy projects such as wind farms.

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EOPI - Global Doppler Centroid Anomaly (Results published September 2004)

11 October 2006

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The global picture of the Doppler centroid anomaly shows fairly close similarity to the general atmospheric circulation. Monthly global maps of the Doppler centroid anomaly reproduce some well known phenomena such as part of the seasonal meandering of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

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