Spaceborne L-band Radiometers: Push-broom or Synthetic Aperture?

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L-band radiometers can measure ocean salinity and soil moisture from space. A synthetic aperture radiometer system, SMOS, is under development by ESA for launch in 2007. A real aperture push-broom system, Aquarius, has been approved by NASA for launch in 2008. Pros et cons of the two fundamentally different imaging concepts behind the two missions are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IGARSS'04
Number of pages4
Publication date2004
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8742-2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Anchorage, United States
Duration: 20 Sep 200424 Sep 2004


Conference2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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