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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Naeimi et al., "Initial soil moisture retrievals from the METOP-A Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT)," Geophysical Research Letters, vol.
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.
5) consisted of the laser light signals from the scatterometer, which is very sensitive to large molecule weight polymers.
Coastal upwelling and mesoscale winds are studied using daily 25 km NOAA SST data [47], 25 km J-OFURO reanalysis [48], satellite scatterometer measurements from QuikSCAT and ASCAT, and 4 km Meteosat infrared imagery.
In our ongoing work we are currently validating this theory against in-situ C- band scatterometer measurements collected over natural snow-covered sea ice in the Canadian Arctic and experimentally grown sea ice at the Sea Ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF) at the University of Manitoba.
To build up a more complete picture across the whole peninsula, the team also analysed satellite data collected by an instrument called a scatterometer. Using microwave reflections from the ice sheet surface, the scatterometer was able to detect the presence of meltwater.
Transerici, "Eight years of wind measurements from scatterometer for wind resource mapping in the Mediterranean Sea," Wind Energy, vol.
and others, ERS scatterometer surface soil moisture analysis of two sites in the south and north of the Sahel region of West Africa.
Royle JA, Berliner LM, Wikle CK, Milliff R (1998) A hierarchical spatial model for constructing wind fields from scatterometer data in the Labrador Sea.