Accession Number : ADA317060

Title :   Development of a Polar-Scanning Radiometer for Airborne Polarimetric Ocean Surface and Atmospheric Emission Studies.

Descriptive Note : Final status rept. 1 Mar 95-30 May 96,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Gasiewski, A. J. ; Piepmeier, J. R.

PDF Url : ADA317060

Report Date : 26 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : The goal of this project has been to develop an aircraft instrument capable of simulating satellite observations for the purpose of developing polarimetric passive microwave wind direction sensing techniques. Remote measurements of ocean surface wind fields from space are of critical importance to weather forecasting, climate studies, oceanography and atmospheric science, and strategic defense operations. Polarimetric radiometry offers a potential lower cost alternative to radar scatterometry for observing global ocean surface wind direction from satellites. Alternately, polarimetric radiometers should be useful in conjunction with scatterometers to improve the accuracy of wind fields measured from space.

Descriptors :   *POLARIMETRY, *WIND VELOCITY, *RADIOMETERS, MEASUREMENT, OCEAN SURFACE, WIND, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, WEATHER FORECASTING, REMOTE DETECTORS, MARINE METEOROLOGY, REMOTE DETECTION, RADIOMETRY, SPACE TO SURFACE.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE