[DOI: 10.21982/M8P35J] Matlab NSCAT1 Tabular Model Function Evaluation Code
Evaluate and plot tabular NSCAT1 geophysical model function relating dual-pol Ku-band (14 GHz) backscatter to wind speed and direction for different incidence angles and antenna azimuth (relative to north). Directions are specified in oceanographic convention (mass flow) relative to north.
Code Link: nscat1.zip
Code Size: 455885 bytes
Code MD5 Checksum: 8a92186def663b17829756e68e69c7f0
Appears in: F. Ulaby and D.G. Long, Microwave Radar and Radiometric Remote Sensing, ISBN: 978-0-472-11935-6, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2013.
F.J. Wentz and D.K. Smith, A model function for the ocean-normalized radar cross section at 14 GHz derived from NSCAT observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 104, No. C5, pp. 11499-11514, 1999.
Code Languages: Matlab
Sensor Categories: Scatterometer
Geophysical Model: Direct
Both Instrument Processing/Calibration and Geophysical Categories: Ocean: Surface Winds, Scatterometer
Keywords: NASA Scatterometer, scatterometer, backscatter, ocean winds