Retrieval of wind speed using L-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is both an old and new endeavor. Although the Seasat L-band SAR in 1978 was not well calibrated, early results indicated a strong relationship between observed SAR image intensity and wind speed. The JERS-1 L-band SAR had limited usefulness over the ocean. Most recent wind retrievals from spaceborne SARs have been at C-band for ERS-1/2, Radarsat, and Envisat. With the launch of the sophisticated multi- polarization Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) on the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS), we renew the investigation of wind retrieval from L-band.
|Title of host publication||IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007. IGARSS 2007.|
|Place of Publication||Piscataway, NJ (US)|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 23 Jul 2007 → 28 Jul 2007
|Conference||2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium|
|Period||23/07/2007 → 28/07/2007|