Potentialities of the comparison of «Sich-1M» side looking radar data and foreign satellite information

1Malynovskyi, VV, 2Zubko, VP, 1Pustovoitenko, VV
1Marine Hydrophysical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Sevastopol, AR Crimea, Ukraine
2State Space Agency of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2004, 10 ;(2-3):093-100
Section: Study of the Earth from Space
Publication Language: Russian
In the framework of composite model of normalizes radar cross section of the sea surface, some peculiarities of radar scattering are examined. It is shown that there is a need to take into account both the Bragg component and specular reflection for retrieval of physical parameters of the atmosphere and ocean. A possible way to solving the problem of wind retrieval with the use of radar image is proposed. Its realization will allow one to compare SLR data with the information from scatterometers.
Keywords: composite model, radar, scatterometer
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