Polarimetric scatterometry: a promising technique for improving ocean surface wind measurements from space

@article{Tsai2000PolarimetricSA,
  title={Polarimetric scatterometry: a promising technique for improving ocean surface wind measurements from space},
  author={Wu-Yang Tsai and Son V. Nghiem and James N. Huddleston and Michael W. Spencer and Bryan W. Stiles and Richard D. West},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
  year={2000},
  volume={38},
  pages={1903-1921}
}
Spaceborne wind scatterometers provide useful measurements of ocean surface winds and are important to climatological studies and operational weather forecasting. Past and currently planned scatterometers use measurements of the copolarized backscatter cross-section at different azimuth angles to infer ocean surface wind speed and direction. Although successful, current scatterometer designs have limitations such as degraded wind performance in the near-nadir and outer regions of the… CONTINUE READING
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