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Low Wind Speed Radar Backscatter Measurements at C- and Ku-Band Obtained During the Surface Wave Dynamics Experiment

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dc.contributor.author Carson, S. C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Carswell, J. C. en_US
dc.contributor.author McIntosh, R. E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Li, F. K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nghiem, S. V. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lou, S. H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Neumann, G. en_US
dc.contributor.author McLaughlin, D. J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-06T01:52:30Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-06T01:52:30Z
dc.date.issued 1993-03-15 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Geophysical Research en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 93-0599 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/35061
dc.description.abstract Radar backscatter measurements collected at both C- and Ku-Band during the recent SurfaceWaves Dynamics Experiment (SWADE) on 1 March 1991 show dramatic variabilities of thenormalized radar cross section (sigma degree) of the ocean surface at low wind speed. Additionally,measurements of the sigma degree in the cross wind direction fluctuated much more than the sigmadegree in the upwind direction. The C- and Ku-band data are quite similar, both exhibiting a morepronounced roll off of sigma degree with decreasing neutral stability wind than indicated bypreviously published empirical model functions. The data show extremely large azimuthalmodulations, in some cases greater than 20 dB, and show good qualitative agreement with theazimuthal modulation predicted en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.title Low Wind Speed Radar Backscatter Measurements at C- and Ku-Band Obtained During the Surface Wave Dynamics Experiment en_US


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