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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is scatterometry.


Six Superlative Sources

· Winds: Measuring Ocean Winds from Space. NASA Jet Propulsional Laboratory. Has links to a short tutorial and to information about current and past scatterometers.

· F. Naderi, M.H. Freilich, and D.G. Long, "Spaceborne Radar Measurement of Wind Velocity Over the Ocean: An Overview of the NSCAT Scatterometer System," invited paper, Proceedings of the IEEE, pp. 850-866, Vol. 79, No. 6, 1991. A good introduction to spaceborne scatterometry.

· F.T. Ulaby, R.K Moore, and A.K. Fung, Microwave Remote Sensing: Active and Passive, Vol. 2, Artech House, 1986.

· C. Elachi, Spaceborne Radar Remote Sensing: Applications and Techniques, IEEE Press, 1988.

· R. A. Brown, "On a Satellite Scatterometer as an Anemometer," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 88, No. C3, pp. 1663-1673, 1983.

· W.L. Jones, L.C. Schroeder, D.H. Boggs, E.M. Bracalente, R.A. Brown, G.J. Dome, W.J. Pierson, and F.J. Wentz, "The SEASAT-A Satellite Scatterometer: The Geophysical Evaluation of Remotely Sensed Wind Vectors over the Ocean," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 87, No. C5, pp. 3297-3317, 1982.

Other Excellent Sources

-- NOTE: The primary application of radar scatterometers is measuring winds. Relevant references follow.

· M.A. Donelan and W.J. Pierson, Jr., "Radar Scattering and Equilibrium Ranges in Wind-Generated Waves with Application to Scatterometry," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 92, No. C5, pp. 4971-5029, 1987.

· M.H. Freilich and R.S. Dunbar, "The Accuracy of the NSCAT 1 Vector Winds: Comparisons with National Data Buoy Center Buoys," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 104, No. C5, pp. 11231-11246, 1999.

· W.J. Plant and W.C. Keller, "Evidence of Bragg Scattering in Microwave Doppler Spectra of Sea Return," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 95, No. C9, pp. 16299-16310, 1990.

· G.L. Geernaert and W.J. Plant (eds), Surface Waves and Fluxes, Vol 2, pp. 173-220, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990.

· W.J. Pierson, W.B. Sylvester, and M.A. Donelan, "Aspects of the Determination of Wind by Means of Scatterometry and of the Utilization of Vector Winds Data for Meteorological Forecasts," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 91, No. C2, pp. 2263-2272, 1986.

-- NOTE: While radar scatterometry was originally developed to measure winds over the ocean from space, scatterometry is finding applications in studying land and vegetation. Relevant references follow.

· Special Section on Emerging Scatterometer Applications, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 38, No. 4, 2000.

· D.G. Long and M.R. Drinkwater, "Cryosphere Applications of NSCAT Data," IEEE Transactions Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 1671-1684, 1999.

· D.G. Long and P. Hardin, "Vegetation Studies of the Amazon Basin Using Enhanced Resolution Seasat Scatterometer Data," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 449-460, 1994.

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