Effects of Microwave Desert Surface Emissivity on AMSU-A Data Assimilation

@article{Yan2011EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of Microwave Desert Surface Emissivity on AMSU-A Data Assimilation},
  author={Banghua Yan and Fuzhong Weng},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
  year={2011},
  volume={49},
  pages={1263-1276}
}
A microwave land emissivity library has been developed from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) data for improving satellite data assimilation. Over the desert, surface emissivity is classified according to soil type into several spectra. For sand, loamy sand, and sandy loam, which contain some large mineral particles, the emissivity spectra generally decrease with frequency. For other desert types whose compositions are dominated by mineral particles smaller than a few hundred… CONTINUE READING
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