Ku-band spaceborne scatterometer observations are affected by rain and these effects need to be corrected to avoid errors in wind retrievals. We propose a theoretical model of the ocean surface backscattering coefficient accounting for both wind and rain. The rain effects are included in the ocean wind wave spectrum. In this work we describe our model and the approach used to address the discrepancies found at horizontal (H) and vertical (V) polarizations.

Addressing the polarization signature of the ocean scattering at Ku band in presence of both non homogenous winds and rain / Polverari, Federica; Marzano, FRANK SILVIO; Pulvirenti, Luca; Pierdicca, Nazzareno; Stiles, B. W.; Hristova Veleva, S. M.; Turk, F. J.. - (2015). ((Intervento presentato al convegno American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015 tenutosi a San Francisco, CA, USA nel 14 - 18 Dicembre 2015.

Addressing the polarization signature of the ocean scattering at Ku band in presence of both non homogenous winds and rain

POLVERARI, FEDERICA;MARZANO, FRANK SILVIO;PULVIRENTI, Luca;PIERDICCA, Nazzareno;
2015

Abstract

Ku-band spaceborne scatterometer observations are affected by rain and these effects need to be corrected to avoid errors in wind retrievals. We propose a theoretical model of the ocean surface backscattering coefficient accounting for both wind and rain. The rain effects are included in the ocean wind wave spectrum. In this work we describe our model and the approach used to address the discrepancies found at horizontal (H) and vertical (V) polarizations.
2015
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