On Extreme Winds at L-Band with the SMAP Synthetic Aperture Radar
AbstractIn this letter, we discuss some observations of the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission’s high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for extreme winds and tropical cyclones. We find that the L-band cross-polarized backscatter is far more sensitive to wind speed at extreme winds than the co-polarized backscatter and it is essential to observations of extreme winds with L-band SAR. We introduce a cyclone wind speed retrieval algorithm and apply it to the limited SMAP SAR dataset of cyclones. We show that the SMAP SAR instrument is capable of measuring extreme winds up to the category 5 (70 m/s) wind speed regime providing unique capabilities as compared to traditional scatterometers with C and Ku-band radars. View Full-Text
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Fore, A.G.; Yueh, S.H.; Stiles, B.W.; Tang, W.; Hayashi, A.K. On Extreme Winds at L-Band with the SMAP Synthetic Aperture Radar. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 1093.
Fore AG, Yueh SH, Stiles BW, Tang W, Hayashi AK. On Extreme Winds at L-Band with the SMAP Synthetic Aperture Radar. Remote Sensing. 2019; 11(9):1093.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fore, Alexander G.; Yueh, Simon H.; Stiles, Bryan W.; Tang, Wenqing; Hayashi, Akiko K. 2019. "On Extreme Winds at L-Band with the SMAP Synthetic Aperture Radar." Remote Sens. 11, no. 9: 1093.
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