• A study on the sensitivity of the radar scattering coefficient to oceanic winds

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      Microwaves; radar scattering coefficient; ocean spectrum; sea surface wind speed

    • Abstract


      Sensitivity of the radar scattering coefficient to the oceanic wind vector in the midangular range for frequencies from L- to Ku- band is studied. This is based on computations of scattering coefficient via the two-scale scattering theory employing a semi-empirical model for the ocean spectrum suggested by Fung and Lee and the slope distribution by Cox and Munk. Higher frequency and incident angles of over 45 degrees seem to yield better wind sensitivity.

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      Abhijit Sarkar1 Raj Kumar1

      1. Meteorology and Oceanography Division, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad - 380053, India
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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