Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Research article
18 Dec 2020
Research article |  | 18 Dec 2020

Retrieved wind speed from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2

Robert R. Nelson, Annmarie Eldering, David Crisp, Aronne J. Merrelli, and Christopher W. O'Dell


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AR by Robert Roland Nelson on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Oct 2020) by Ad Stoffelen
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Oct 2020)
RR by François-Marie Bréon (27 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish as is (04 Nov 2020) by Ad Stoffelen
Short summary
Measurements of surface wind speed over oceans are scientifically useful. Here we show that the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), originally designed to measure carbon dioxide using reflected sunlight, can also accurately and precisely measure wind speed. OCO-2's high spatial resolution means that it can observe close to coastlines and therefore be used to study coastal wind processes and inform related economic sectors.