Description and Details:
Launched in December 2016, CYGNSS is a constellation of eight microsatellites designed to measure surface winds in and near the inner core of hurricanes, including regions beneath the eye wall and intense inner rainbands that could not previously be measured from space. The CYGNSS-measured wind ﬁelds, when combined with precipitation ﬁelds (e.g., produced by the Global Precipitation Measurement [GPM] core satellite and its constellation of precipitation imagers - including the upcoming NASA TROPICS Mission), will provide coupled observations of moist atmospheric thermodynamics and ocean surface response, enabling new insights into hurricane inner core dynamics and energetics.
The workshop will consist of plenary and breakout sessions over a period of 2.5 days. Sessions will be organized around scientific themes, with ample time for questions and answers. Following the workshop, a report will be developed summarizing the key highlights and actions from the workshop.
- Mission status update with a summary of routine and major operations and observations.
- Applications community engagement to provide opportunity to fully develop applications science and data assimilation for CYGNSS observations.
- End-user community engagement to address the development of specific applications for CYGNSS observations.
- Broad stakeholder engagement to address issues such as data latency and the complementarity of CYGNSS with current and future satellite and non-satellite missions.