A C-Band Wind/Rain Backscatter Model

  title={A C-Band Wind/Rain Backscatter Model},
  author={Congling Nie and David G. Long},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
With the confirmed evidence of rain surface perturbation in recent studies, the rain effects on C-band scatterometer measurements are reevaluated. By using colocated Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Precipitation Radar, ESCAT on European Remote Sensing Satellites, and European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts data, we evaluate the sensitivity of C-band sigmadeg to rain. We develop a low-order wind/rain backscatter model with inputs of surface rain rate, incidence angle, wind speed… CONTINUE READING
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