Ka-Band Dual Copolarized Empirical Model for the Sea Surface Radar Cross Section

  title={Ka-Band Dual Copolarized Empirical Model for the Sea Surface Radar Cross Section},
  author={Yury Yu. Yurovsky and Vladimir N. Kudryavtsev and Semyon A. Grodsky and Bertrand Chapron},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
This paper presents dual copolarized (PP) (VV and HH) Ka-band sea surface backscattering measurements taken from the Black Sea research platform at incidence angles ranging from 25° to 65° and in the wind speed range from 3 to 18 m/s. These measurements are corrected for radar antenna pattern and geometry of observations. The resulting normalized radar cross section (NRCS) is parameterized in a form of truncated azimuthal Fourier series with coefficients dependent on the incidence angle and… CONTINUE READING


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