A two-scale scattering model with application to the JONSWAP '75 aircraft microwave scatterometer experiment
- Wentz, F. J.
- Dec 1, 1977.
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- The general problem of bistatic scattering from a two scale surface was evaluated. The treatment was entirely two-dimensional and in a vector formulation independent of any particular coordinate system. The two scale scattering model was then applied to backscattering from the sea surface. In particular, the model was used in conjunction with the JONSWAP 1975 aircraft scatterometer measurements to determine the sea surface's two scale roughness distributions, namely the probability density of the large scale surface slope and the capillary wavenumber spectrum. Best fits yield, on the average, a 0.7 dB rms difference between the model computations and the vertical polarization measurements of the normalized radar cross section. Correlations between the distribution parameters and the wind speed were established from linear, least squares regressions.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19780010719.
Accession ID: 78N18662.
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