Code Record

2017-01-19

[DOI: 10.21982/M84S3Q ] RSS Ocean Surface Emissivity Model
Meissner, Thomas; Wentz, Frank
1. Meissner Wentz model for the dielectric constant (permittivity) of pure and sea water. 2. Ocean surface brightness temperature for 4 Stokes parameters as function of frequency (6 – 90 GHz), earth incidence angle, sea surface temperature, wind speed and direction.

Code Site: http://www.remss.com/RTM/source-code

Appears in: [1] Meissner, T. and F.J. Wentz, (2004), The complex dielectric constant of pure and sea water from microwave satellite observations, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 42(9), pp 1836.

[2] Meissner, T. and F.J. Wentz, (2012), The Emissivity of the Ocean Surface Between 6 - 90 GHz Over a Large Range of Wind Speeds and Earth Incidence Angles, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 50(8), 3004-3026.

[3] Wentz, F. J. and T. Meissner, (2016), Atmospheric Absorption Model for Dry Air and Water Vapor at Microwave Frequencies below 100 GHz Derived from Spaceborne Radiometer Observations, Radio Science, 51, 381-391.


Code Languages: Fortran

Sensor Categories: Microwave Radiometer

Geophysical Model: Direct

Both Instrument Processing/Calibration and Geophysical Categories: Ocean: Surface Winds, Ocean: Salinity, Ocean: Surface Temperature, Microwave Radiometer

Keywords: ocean surface emission, microwave radiometer, sea surface temperature, sea surface wind speed, sea surface wind direction, sea surface salinity