Polarimetric Microwave Remote Sensing of the Ocean Surface
Annual rept. 1 Dec 98-30 Nov 99
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS
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The polarimetric passive techniques have been used for the retrieval of ocean wind speed and directions by measuring the polarimetric brightness temperature of the ocean surface. However, under high wind conditions, the presence of foam will significantly affect the brightness temperature signature of the plain ocean surface. In addition to the empirical model of the foam contribution to the thermal emission, the previous theoretical studies are mostly based on simple geometry models, which may not reflect the realistic physical situation.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography