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QuikSCAT The term 'QuikSCAT' as it applies to the area of Earth observation can be defined as ' pulse bounced back to the satellite. The instrument senses ripples caused by winds near the ocean's surface, from which scientists can compute the winds' speed and direction. The instruments can acquire hundreds of times more observations of surface wind velocity each day than can ships and buoys, and are the only remote-sensing systems able to provide continuous, accurate and high-resolution measurements of both wind speeds and direction regardless of weather conditions. The instrument is currently collecting data over ocean, land, and ice in a continuous 1,800-kilometer-wide band, making approximately 400,000 '.
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