Correcting Active Scatterometer Data for the Effects of Rain Using Passive Radiometer Data

@inproceedings{Hilburn2006CorrectingAS,
  title={Correcting Active Scatterometer Data for the Effects of Rain Using Passive Radiometer Data},
  author={Kyle Hilburn and Frank Wentz and Deborah K. Smith},
  year={2006}
}
A model for the effects of rain on scatterometer data is proposed. Data from the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) and the SeaWinds scatterometer, both on the Midori-II satellite, are used. The model includes three basic rain effects: attenuation, rain roughening of the sea surface, and volumetric backscatter. Attenuation is calculated directly from the radiometer data and beam filling is explicitly addressed. The model simultaneously solves for both the rain roughening and… CONTINUE READING

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