Determination of sea surface wind speed using the polarimetric and multidirectional properties of satellite measurements in visible bands

Abstract

[1] The reflection of the direct sunlight onto the rough sea surface (sun glint) generates a strong signal which is informative on wind speed. An original method is described to determine the wind speed values and their associated uncertainty over the ocean using multidirectional and polarimetric data measured by a passive satellite sensor in the visible… (More)

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