An Improved C-Band Ocean Surface Emissivity Model at Hurricane-Force Wind Speeds Over a Wide Range of Earth Incidence Angles
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IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett.
Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD); hurricane winds; ocean surface; emissivity; radiometry; Stepped-Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR); TEMPERATURE; Geochemistry & Geophysics; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Remote; Sensing; Imaging Science & Photographic Technology
An improved microwave radiometric ocean surface emissivity model has been developed to support forward radiative transfer modeling of brightness temperature and geophysical retrieval algorithms for the next-generation airborne Hurricane Imaging Radiometer instrument. This physically based C-band emissivity model extends current model capabilities to hurricane-force wind speeds over a wide range of incidence angles. It was primarily developed using brightness temperature observations during hurricanes with coincident high-quality surface-truth wind speeds, which were obtained using the airborne Stepped-Frequency Microwave Radiometer. Also, other ocean emissivity models available through the published literature and the spaceborne WindSat radiometer measurements were used.
Ieee Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
"An Improved C-Band Ocean Surface Emissivity Model at Hurricane-Force Wind Speeds Over a Wide Range of Earth Incidence Angles" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 141.