Accession Number : ADA141914

Title :   Nordsee Radar Backscatter Measurements Data Report.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 20 Jan-3 Feb 84,

Corporate Author : KANSAS UNIV/CENTER FOR RESEARCH INC LAWRENCE REMOTE SENSING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gogineni,S ; Chaudhry,A H ; Moore,R K

PDF Url : ADA141914

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Radar backscatter measurements of the ocean were made by University of Kansas (KU) investigators from the Nordsee tower to determine scattering coefficients as a function of wind speed, incidence angle and look direction at C-, X- and Ku-bands and to determine the modulation of Bragg-resonant ripples by long waves. A modified version of the KU helicopter-borne scatterometer (HELOSCAT) was used to acquire the data. The radar backscatter data were collected at selected frequencies between 4 and 17 GHz, and incidence angles between 18 deg. and 70 deg. with VV- and HH-polarizations.

Descriptors :   *Backscattering, *Scatterometers, *Radar equipment, Wind velocity, K band, X band, C band, Angle of incidence, Airborne, Long wavelengths, Modulation, Helicopters, Coefficients, Functions, Scattering

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE