Rachael Kroodsma

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The double difference method of inter-calibration between spaceborne microwave radiometers is combined with the vicarious cold calibration method for calibrating an individual radiometer. Vicarious cold calibration minimizes the effects of geophysical variability on radiative transfer models (RTMs) of the brightness temperature (TB) data and it accounts for(More)
Analysis of detectability of the kurtosis algorithm for pulsed-sinusoidal Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) has already been performed in detail. The detectability for wideband spread-spectrum RFI is investigated here. A commercial RF communications product XBee is used for generating the spread-spectrum signal which is fed to the Agile Digital Detector(More)
Vicarious cold calibration in the frequency range of 85–92 GHz is analyzed. Vicarious cold calibration cannot be applied at these frequencies as easily as at lower frequencies due to greater sensitivity to water vapor and hydrometeor scattering. The effects of that sensitivity are mitigated by selective filtering of the high-frequency brightness(More)
A method for estimating the pitch and roll errors of a satellite with an onboard conical scanning microwave radiometer is described. The method makes use of the vicarious cold calibration algorithm which derives a stable cold brightness temperature (TB) over ocean. This cold TB is sensitive to the Earth Incidence Angle (EIA) of the radiometer. Given no(More)
Vicarious cold calibration (VCC) for spaceborne microwave radiometers is analyzed and modified for application to conical scanning microwave imagers at frequencies from 6 to 90 GHz. The details of the algorithm are modified to account for additional frequencies and polarizations that were not included in the development of the original algorithm. The(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Remote sensing High frequency radar Coastal processes Instrumentation High frequency (HF) radar has become an important tool for remotely mapping the spatial distribution and temporal evolution of waves and currents of the nearshore coastal ocean. Its acceptance along ocean coasts has resulted in the development of several(More)
The robustness of the double difference method used for inter-calibration of microwave radiometers in the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is analyzed. The double difference provides a way to compare two different radiometers and is more accurate than just a direct comparison. This is due to the double difference being able to remove(More)