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A microwave pressure sounderA technique for the remote measurement of atmospheric surface pressure will be described. Such measurements could be made from a satellite in polar orbit and would cover many areas for which conventional meteorological data are not available. An active microwave instrument is used to measure the strength of return echoes from the ocean surface at a number of frequencies near the 60 GHz oxygen absorption band. Factors which affect the accuracy with which surface pressure can be deduced from these measurements will be discussed and an instrument designed to test the method by making measurements from an aircraft will be described.
Document ID
19830028787
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Peckham, G. E. (Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Flower, D. A. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Meeting Information
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium(Washington, DC)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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