X-band radar cross-section at GALE force winds: Towards cross-polarization GMF for retrieval of hurricane wind speed and surface stress

Based on laboratory experiments, the logarithmic dependence of X-band cross-polarized NRCS on wind friction velocity was found for high wind conditions. Using this dependency, surface drag parameterizations at hurricane wind and available collocated field data on radar backscattering and wind speed, the geophysical model function (GMF) as NRCS via 10-m wind… CONTINUE READING