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The complex dielectric constant of pure and sea water from microwave satellite observations

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2 Author(s)
Meissner, T. ; Remote Sensing Syst., Santa Rosa, CA, USA ; Wentz, F.J.

We provide a new fit for the microwave complex dielectric constant of water in the salinity range between 0-40 ppt using two Debye relaxation wavelengths. For pure water, the fit is based on laboratory measurements in the temperature range between -20°C and +40°C including supercooled water and for frequencies up to 500 GHz. For sea water, our fit is valid for temperatures between -2°C and +29°C and for frequencies up to at least 90 GHz. At low frequencies, our new model is a modified version of the Klein-Swift model. We compare the results of the new fit with various other models and provide a validation using an extensive analysis of brightness temperatures from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager.

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 9 )