Accession Number:

ADA626288

Title:

Ocean Surface Wind Retrieval Using Passive, Polarimetric Microwave Remote Sensing

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA CRUZ DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of this research is to develop a robust, physically based, and efficient algorithm for retrieving ocean surface wind vectors from fully polarimetric, passive microwave observations. This retrieval scheme would be applied to data from the Navy s WindSat and other passive microwave sensors of the future, such as the CMIS instrument on the NPOESS meteorological satellites.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE