scatterometer


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scatterometer

(ˌskætərˈɒmɪtə)
n
a radar sensor for measuring the backscatter of light from the ocean's surface
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DNB data also aid analysts in defining the low-level wind field, especially when used in concert with ocean surface wind vectors from microwave scatterometers [Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT; Figa-Saldana et al.
Their topics include using a geographical information system to assess hydropower potential within the Upper Indus Basin in Pakistan, predicting flood-vulnerability of areas using satellite remote-sensing images in Japan's Kumamoto City, monitoring soil moisture deficit using satellite data from the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission: correspondence through rainfall-runoff model, predicting Caspian Sea level fluctuation using artificial intelligence, and soil moisture retrieval from bistatic scatterometer measurement using fuzzy logic system.
The Scatterometer Satellite 1 -- or SCATSAT-1 -- spacecraft is designed to serve as a stopgap to help measure ocean winds following the failure of the OSCAT instrument aboard the OceanSat-2 satellite in February 2014.
For the sensor-based method, the majority of sensors dedicated to measuring visibility distances (such as scatterometer, transmissometer) are expensive to operate, and these sensors are often quite complicated to install and calibrate correctly.
The Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) on the Meteorological Operational satellite (MetOp) of the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) is a C-band (5.
RapidScat is a scatterometer instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station.
5) consisted of the laser light signals from the scatterometer, which is very sensitive to large molecule weight polymers.
Using microwave reflections from the ice sheet surface, the scatterometer was able to detect the presence of meltwater.
To handle such landmines a ground based X-band scatterometer [6] can be considered.
and others, ERS scatterometer surface soil moisture analysis of two sites in the south and north of the Sahel region of West Africa.