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Polarimetric analysis of scatterometer data for ocean surface wind measurement

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dc.contributor.author Lee, J. S.
dc.contributor.author Yueh, S. H.
dc.contributor.author Schuler, D. L.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-28T19:19:22Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-28T19:19:22Z
dc.date.issued 2004-09-20
dc.identifier.citation IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, September 20-24, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-2103
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39976
dc.description.abstract An experiment using a polarimetric scatterometer (POLSCAT) has been conducted by JPL for ocean surface wind measurement. It shows that σ<subscript>O values for HH, VV, HV, and VH have the property of even symmetry with respect to the upwind direction, and correlation coefficients between co- and crosspolarizations have the odd symmetry property. In this paper, the symmetry properties will be further examined using polarimetric analysis to investigate the depolarization effect, the scattering mechanism, and the polarization orientation angle. Theoretical results based on a two scale model are used to verify the derived experiment results. The newly derived symmetry property has the potential to solve the 180° ambiguity in wind direction, and to enhance the accuracy of wind vector measurements. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1804770 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004. en
dc.subject scatterometers en
dc.subject radar polarimetry en
dc.subject ocean winds en
dc.subject radiometers en
dc.subject sea surface spectrum en
dc.title Polarimetric analysis of scatterometer data for ocean surface wind measurement en
dc.type Preprint en


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