Aeolus: Wind mapping satellite lifts off
This could bring a huge improvement in forecast..!
In the BBC info that @Gkikas-LGPZ provided here above, they say
« Forecast quality is anticipated to increase by 2-4% outside of the tropics and by up to 15% in the tropics themselves »
I was expecting a little more here in extra tropical regions, but in the tropics it’s a good improvement.
Forecast quality improvement in the tropics
means better hurricane/typhoon forecasts.
... ECMWF is impressed by the first Aeolus wind data.