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Central swath mapping by a future satellite-borne fan-beam microwave scatterometer for inferring global ocean wind fields

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1 Author(s)
Tomiyasu, K. ; General Electric Co., Philadelphia, PA, USA

The SeaSat-A satellite scatterometer is a microwave sensor designed to provide a capability for mapping the global ocean surface wind speed and direction. Four fan beams whose major axes are oriented at \pm45 and \pm135\deg to the flight vector cover a swath width of 1900 km, but a central region remains that is inadequately mapped. In this paper, two additional fan beams are suggested for a future scatterometer that provide a more complete coverage of the central region.

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Oceanic Engineering, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 3 )