Today’s insight - surf’s up! Surf forecasters are increasingly using meteorological data from satellites to locate big waves and predict the best time of day to hit the beach. Factors monitored include ocean circulation, weather forecasting, air-sea interactions and surface winds.
When it comes to surf, the ‘best’ waves are often described as being the result of intense, far away storms with high winds. Locating these storm swells is the first step in identifying good surf - a task satellites are great at. The winds from storms displace the water creating a ripple. With enough energy, these waves can accumulate and form large, long swell 🏄🏻♀️
At Open Cosmos, we’re focussed on addressing Earth’s challenges by revolutionising space technology. In many of the posts on this account, we’ll look to global challenges and an insight or solution that satellites provide. The applications of our work are broad and include #environmental monitoring, remote sensing, #IoT and connectivity, maritime data, urban planning and #transportation 🛰
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