SeaWinds on the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite II (ADEOS II)
June 19, 1999
On the QuikSCAT satellite
Measure near-surface wind velocity and cloud cover over Earth's oceans
An instrument measuring wind speed and direction over Earth's oceans, to improve weather forecasting and various Earth research investigations. It launched aboard Japan's ADvanced Earth Observing Satellite II (ADEOS II), to replace an identical instrument flown aboard NASA's QuikScat satellite.