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The claim that QuickSCAT the only satellite capable of retrieving ocean winds is patently false. ERS-2 has a wind scatterometer and SAR radars on both ERS and Envisat can detect ocean winds. --—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Still, the MSNBC article is pretty specific... "Certain hurricane forecasts could be up to 16 percent less accurate if a key weather satellite that is already beyond its expected lifetime fails, the National Hurricane Center's new director said Friday. ... Proenza told The Associated Press that both two- and three-day forecasts would be affected." Both of the satellites mentioned above are European satellites, might there be some issue with the US agency getting timely updates from European satellites? Or maybe the European satellites don't have the same resolution or coverage of the U.S. that QuickSCAT does? --Interiot 17:03, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

The claim that the failure of QuickSCAT could jeopardize hurricane forecasts is also patently false. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 17:12, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Why? I don't know much about the issue, but losing a useful instrument and having less data can't very well help forecasts. If this claim is false, it is certainly not patently false. Foobaz·o< 22:24, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

The ESA ENVISAT satellite doesnt actually carry a scatterometer. the last ESA scat was on ERS-2 Idcamron (talk) 13:48, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

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