Relative Calibration Using Natural Terrestrial Targets: A Preparation Towards Oceansat-2 Scatterometer

@article{Kumar2011RelativeCU,
  title={Relative Calibration Using Natural Terrestrial Targets: A Preparation Towards Oceansat-2 Scatterometer},
  author={Raj Kumar and Suchandra Aich Bhowmick and K. N. Babu and Rahul Nigam and Abhijit Sarkar},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
  year={2011},
  volume={49},
  pages={2268-2273}
}
Scatterometer instruments transmit a series of microwave pulses and measure the returned echo to determine the normalized radar cross section (σ<sup>0</sup>) over the target to derive the near-ocean-surface wind vector. Accuracy of the derived wind vector over the data sparse oceans therefore depends on the accuracy of σ<sup>0</sup> measurement. For this… CONTINUE READING