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Windsat validation using seawinds, windrad and POLSCAT measurements

Show simple item record Yueh, Simon H. Wilson, William J. Dinardo, Steve Hsiao, S. Vincent 2006-11-28T19:42:48Z 2006-11-28T19:42:48Z 2004-09-20
dc.identifier.citation IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, Anchorage, Alaska, September 20-24, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-2105
dc.description.abstract Global mapping of near surface ocean wind vectors is crucial for many oceanographic and atmospheric studies. The US Navy together with the National Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) launched the Windsat with multi-frequency polarimetric radiometers in January 2003 to demonstrate the passive polarimetry for large spatial coverage of ocean surface wind vector measurements from space. We derived the geophysical model function (GMF) for Windsat polarimetric brightness temperature measurements using six months of matchup dataset. The Windsat GMF was compared with the aircraft radiometer and radar measurements and the SeaWinds scatterometer winds with good agreement up to about 20 mls wind speed. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1608286 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 winds en
dc.subject polarimetric en
dc.subject radiometer en
dc.subject scatterometer en
dc.title Windsat validation using seawinds, windrad and POLSCAT measurements en
dc.type Preprint en

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