Accession Number:

ADA537951

Title:

Sea Surface Wind Speed from Space

Descriptive Note:

Note

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL ARLINGTON VA CENTER FOR DEFENSE ANALYSIS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The availability of sea surface slope variance and reflectance as a function of wind speed at the sea surface makes possible the measurement of that wind speed from space This paper treats a simple case, i.e., flat-earth, using vertical viewing and solar flux. Generalization to a spherical earth, oblique viewing and radar as well as optical wavelengths is possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE