26 February 2004 Sea surface emissivity at L-band: results of the WInd and Salinity Experiments WISE 2000 and 2001 and preliminary results from FROG 2003
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Proceedings Volume 5233, Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2003; (2004); doi: 10.1117/12.511025
Event: Remote Sensing, 2003, Barcelona, Spain
Abstract
Two field experiments named WISE (WInd and Salinity Experiment) were sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA) to better understand the wind and sea state effects on the L-band brightness temperatures. They took place at the Casablanca oil rig located in the North Mediterranean Sea, 40 km off shore the Ebro river delta: WISE 2000 from November 25 to December 18, 2000, and continued during the January 9 to 16, 2001, and WISE 2001 from October 23 to November 22, 2001. During the spring of 2003, under Spanish National funds, a third field experiment named FROG (Foam, Rain, Oil slicks and GPS reflectometry) took place at the Ebro river delta, to measure the phenomena that were not completely understood during the WISE field experiments, mainly the effect of foam and rain. In order to achieve the objectives of the WISE field experiments the LAURA L-band fully polarimetric radiometer from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) was mounted on the Casablanca oil-rig at the 32 meters deck above the sea surface, pointing to the North and North-West, in the direction of the dominant winds. In this paper we present the results of the first study to determine the relationship between the brightness temperature and the sea state.
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Ramon Villarino, Adriano Camps, Ignasi Corbella, Merce Vall-llossera, Nuria Duffo, Francesc Torres, Luis Enrique, Joge Miranda, Juanjo Arenas, Jordi Font, Agusti Julia, Carolina Gabarro, Jacqueline Etcheto, Jacqueline Boutin, Stephanie Contardo, Alain Weill, Eva Rubio, Raquel R. Niclos, Raul Rivas, Vicente Caselles, Patrick Wursteisen, Michael Berger, Manuel Martin Neira, "Sea surface emissivity at L-band: results of the WInd and Salinity Experiments WISE 2000 and 2001 and preliminary results from FROG 2003", Proc. SPIE 5233, Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2003, (26 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.511025; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.511025
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Foam

Polarization

Radiometry

L band

Temperature metrology

Calibration

Wind measurement

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