28 November 2006 A study of QuikSCAT measured backscattering coefficient data over global natural targets
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Spaceborne radar scatterometers operating in microwave frequency bands have several science and operational applications in Oceanography, meteorology, agricultural and geophysical sciences. The basic parameter measured by a scatterometer is the Backscattering coefficient (&psigma;^0) for a certain frequency, polarization and observational geometry. Before addressing a specific application, it is needed that the &psigma;^0 signatures be analyzed over natural, undisturbed and uniform/quasi-uniform target areas. As a prelude to ISRO's forthcoming OceanSat-II mission, carrying a Ku-band scatterometer, QuikSCAT scatterometer measured &psigma;^0 data are analyzed over its dynamical range using the global natural targets.
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K. N. Babu, Abhijit Sarkar, K. Satheesan, B. S. Gohil, "A study of QuikSCAT measured backscattering coefficient data over global natural targets", Proc. SPIE 6406, Remote Sensing of the Marine Environment, 64061F (28 November 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.693240; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.693240
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