scatterometer


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scatterometer

[‚skad·ə′räm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A microwave sensor that is essentially a radar without ranging circuits, used to measure only the reflection or scattering coefficient while scanning the surface of the earth from an aircraft or a satellite.
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SCATSAT's scientific payload consists of Ocean Scatterometer 2, or OSCAT-2, an enhanced replacement for the OSCAT instrument aboard OceanSat-2.
2014) also show a positive effect when either or both the ASCAT data sets are assimilated together with Indian Oceansat-2 scatterometer (OSCAT) data.
These data were then extrapolated over the varying landscape to produce a seamless map, using NASA imagery from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument on the Terra spacecraft, the QuikSCAT scatterometer satellite and the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
Royle JA, Berliner LM, Wikle CK, Milliff R (1998) A hierarchical spatial model for constructing wind fields from scatterometer data in the Labrador Sea.
pencil- beam Scatterometer and an Italian payload called Radio Occultation Sounder for the Atmosphere ( ROSA).
The University of Miami's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) ground station has an agreement to acquire ASAR and MERIS data direct from Envisat, with ERS-2 wind scatterometer data set to follow in the near future.
QuickSCAT, however, carries the Sea-Winds scatterometer, which bounces microwaves off water surfaces.
Alongside SEVIRI, the Anglo-European Astrium joint venture is responsible for a range of operational and planned satellite meteorological instrumentation packages that include the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU)-B, the Humidity Sounder for Brazil (HSB), the Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT), the Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS) and the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN).
The idea is to measure precisely how laser light bounces off dust using an instrument called a scatterometer, then utilize those data to validate complex mathematical modeling software that identifies a particle's composition based on its light-scattering fingerprint.
Using a scatterometer, scientists detected bacterial pathogens as early as 6 to 10 hours after they were introduced into food.
The other seven are NASA satellites: Landsat 5, Landsat 7, Terra, Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Earth Probe--TOMS, Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat) and Earth Observing-1 (EO-1).