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Microwave remote sensing modeling of ocean surface salinity and winds using an empirical sea surface spectrum

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dc.contributor.author Yueh, Simon H.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-28T19:20:44Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-28T19:20:44Z
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 04-2104
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39979
dc.description.abstract Active and passive microwave remote sensing techniques have been investigated for the remote sensing of ocean surface wind and salinity. We revised an ocean surface spectrum using the CMOD-5 geophysical model function (GMF) for the European Remote Sensing (ERS) C-band scatterometer and the Ku-band GMF for the NASA SeaWinds scatterometer. The predictions of microwave brightness temperatures from this model agree well with satellite, aircraft and tower-based microwave radiometer data. This suggests that the impact of surface roughness on microwave brightness temperatures and radar scattering coefficients of sea surfaces can be consistently characterized by a roughness spectrum, providing physical basis for using combined active and passive remote sensing techniques for ocean surface wind and salinity remote sensing. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1625602 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 Sea surface spectrum en
dc.subject microwave radiometer en
dc.subject scatterometer en
dc.title Microwave remote sensing modeling of ocean surface salinity and winds using an empirical sea surface spectrum en
dc.type Preprint en


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