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C-band measurement of radar backscatter from the ocean surface during SWADEA preliminary analysis of backscatter measurements collected during the joint NASA/ONR Surface Wave Dynamics Experiment (SWADE) by a C-band scatterometer (C-SCAT) is presented. Data were collected during a total of ten flights on board the NASA/Ames C-130B off the coast of Virginia. These backscatter measurements are vertically polarized, and were obtained over a full 360* in azimuth, at incidence angles ranging from 20 to 50 . The data set is now in a state where it can provide a unique test bed for normalized radar cross section (NRCS) model functions because of the variety of phenomena encountered, and the quantity and quality of the measurements.
Document ID
19930063739
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Carson, S. C. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Mcintosh, R. E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Paylor, A. W. (Massachusetts Univ. Amherst, United States)
Li, F. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Neumann, G. (JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
Mclaughlin, D. J. (Northeastern Univ. Boston, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: IGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vol. 1 (A93-47551 20-43)
Subject Category
OCEANOGRAPHY
Distribution Limits
Public
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IDRelationTitle19930063554Analytic PrimaryIGARSS '92; Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Houston, TX, May 26-29, 1992. Vols. 1 & 2