Remote Sensing of Ocean Wind Speed and Direction: An Introduction to Scatterometry

Remote Sensing of Ocean Wind Speed and Direction: An Introduction to Scatterometry
• Describe the process of active remote sensing • State the wavelengths used for deriving ocean surface wind speed and direction • State the main variables that are used in the model function for deriving wind vectors (speed and direction) • Define azimuth angle as it relates to satellite remote sensing geometry • Define the incidence angle as it relates to satellite remote sensing geometry • State the atmospheric conditions when wind vectors may be compromised • Compare the scan strategies of fan beam and conical scatterometers • Explain why certain parts of a conical scatterometer swath may have compromised accuracy