Dual-polarized Ku-band backscatter signatures of hurricane ocean winds

  title={Dual-polarized Ku-band backscatter signatures of hurricane ocean winds},
  author={Simon H. Yueh and Richard D. West and Fuk K. Li and Wu-Yang Tsai and Rudy Lay},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote. Sens.},
  • S. Yueh, R. West, R. Lay
  • Published 2000
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote. Sens.
The Ku-band dual-polarized backscatter signatures of ocean surfaces are described in this paper with the airborne scatterometer measurements collected in the Hurricane Ocean Wind Experiment in September 1997. The data collected from flights over Hurricane Erika provide a direct evidence that there are wind direction signals in the vertically and horizontally polarized Ku-band backscatter of ocean surfaces under the influence of hurricane force winds. At 46/spl deg/ incidence angle, the… 

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