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The scientific justification of a radar scatterometer and a passive microwave system on Seasat-AThe purpose of these two systems is to determine the winds over the ocean. The passive system may also provide data on precipitation over the ocean and sea surface temperature through clouds. They complement each other. The radar scatterometer will sense those sea surface properties that define the winds over the ocean through clouds so thick and so wet that the passive microwave system will have detected only the cloud properties. Both wind speed and direction can be found from the combined data to be obtained.
Document ID
19760004410
Document Type
Other
Authors
Pierson, W. J.
(City Coll. of the City Univ. of New York NY, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1974
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Seasat-A Sci. Contrib.
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
Accession Number
76N11498
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-20041
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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