Sea Surface Wind Speed from Space
SRI INTERNATIONAL ARLINGTON VA CENTER FOR DEFENSE ANALYSIS
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography