By Topic

An anisotropic ocean surface emissivity model based on WindSat polarimetric brightness observations

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Dean F. Smith ; NOAA-CU Center for Environmental Technology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 80309 USA ; Bob L. Weber ; Albin J. Gasiewski

A full-Stokes vector model for the microwave emissivity of an anisotropic wind driven ocean surface based on measured satellite data and using a two-scale model for surface emission is being developed for the purpose of assimilation of satellite microwave radiances. The model is based on the Ohio State University two-scale model and tuned to WindSat full-Stokes emissivity data as analyzed by Meissner and Wentz. Several physical inconsistencies were corrected in the model. The tuned model results over a range of wind speeds from 0-20 m/sec show good agreement in the 0th, 1st, and 2nd azimuthal brightness temperature harmonics. A bias model for the tuned model was developed to account for residual discrepancies.

Published in:

Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, 2008. MICRORAD 2008

Date of Conference:

11-14 March 2008