The Eddy Experiment: GNSS-R speculometry for directional sea-roughness retrieval from low altitude aircraft - art. no. L21307

Type Publication
Date 2004-11
Language English
Copyright 2004 American Geophysical Union
Author(s) Germain O, Ruffini Giulio, Soulat F, Caparrini M, Chapron Bertrand, Silvestrin P
Affiliation(s) Starlab, Res Dept, E-08035 Barcelona, Spain.
Inst Francais Rech Exploitat Mer, Plouzane, France.
European Space Agcy, European Space Res & Technol Ctr, NL-2200 AG Noordwijk, Netherlands.
Source Geophysical Research Letters (0094-8276) (AGU), 2004-11 , Vol. 31 , N. 21 , P. NIL_17-NIL_20
DOI 10.1029/2004GL020991
WOS© Times Cited 37
Keyword(s) Numerical model, Velocity, Sea surface roughness, Eddies, Delay Doppler Map, Remote sensing, Oceanography
Abstract We report the retrieval of sea surface directional mean square slope from Global Navigation Satellite System Reflections (GNSS-R) Delay-Doppler-Map (DDM) data collected during an experimental flight at 1 km altitude. We emphasize the utilization of the entire DDM to more precisely infer ocean roughness directional parameters, and argue that the DDM exhibits the impact of both roughness and scatterer velocity. Obtained estimates are analyzed and compared with Jason-1 measurements, ECMWF numerical weather model outputs and optical data.
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Germain O, Ruffini Giulio, Soulat F, Caparrini M, Chapron Bertrand, Silvestrin P (2004). The Eddy Experiment: GNSS-R speculometry for directional sea-roughness retrieval from low altitude aircraft - art. no. L21307. Geophysical Research Letters, 31(21), NIL_17-NIL_20. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1029/2004GL020991 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/749/