Accession Number:

ADA495089

Title:

Sea Surface Backscatter Distortions of Scanning Radar Altimeter Ocean Wave Measurements

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WALLOPS ISLAND VA WALLOPS FLIGHT CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the distortions in the measured wave topography caused by sea surface backscatter variation within the 25 to 50 m antenna footprint of the one degree antenna beam of the NASA Scanning Radar Altimeter at its typical 1.5 to 3 km operating altitude and possible corrections to the directional wave spectra computed from the wave topography.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE