Rain effects on ASCAT retrieved winds

  title={Rain effects on ASCAT retrieved winds},
  author={Wenming Lin and Marcos Portabella and Ad Stoffelen and Antonio Turiel and Anton Verhoef and Jeroen Verspeek and Joaquim Ballabrera-Poy and Jur Vogelzang},
  journal={2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium},
In this study, the rain impact on the ASCAT operational Level 2 retrieved wind quality and the effectiveness of the quality control (QC) are investigated. It is shown that ASCAT is much less affected by direct rain effects, such as ocean splashing, but effects of increased wind variability appear to dominate. The operational QC proves to be effective in screening these artifacts, but at the expense of valuable winds. An image processing method, known as the singularity analysis, is proposed in… CONTINUE READING

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