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Brief description The Surface Waves Sub-Facility, part of the Satellite Remote Sensing Facility, will calibrate, collect and distribute ocean surface wave data from current and next-generation satellite missions.
The Sub-Facility will build Australia’s capability in Satellite Remotely Sensed (SRS) wave data-streams and deliver global validated, processed SRS wave data streams, with a focused effort in the Australian region. Activities will include:
• building on the wave measurements obtained from the Bass Strait altimeter calibration sites for calibration of the current satellite missions in the Australian region,
• using the Southern Ocean Flux Station to validate SRS wave data in the extreme Southern Ocean wave climate,
• delivering historical and near-real-time altimeter-derived significant wave heights to the IMOS OceanCurrent Facility, producing daily maps and animations that will be used by researchers and the broader community,
• managing the delivery of wind-wave data derived from altimeter and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite platforms to the Australian marine and coastal science community.
Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It is operated by a consortium of institutions as an unincorporated joint venture, with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent.