Code Record


[DOI: 10.21982/M8P35J ] Matlab NSCAT1 Tabular Model Function Evaluation Code
Long, David
Evaluate and plot tabular NSCAT1 geophysical model function relating dual-pol Ku-band (14 GHz) backscatter to wind speed and direction for different incidence angles and antenna azimuth (relative to north). Directions are specified in oceanographic convention (mass flow) relative to north.

Code Site: codelibrary/

Appears in: F. Ulaby and D.G. Long, Microwave Radar and Radiometric Remote Sensing, ISBN: 978-0-472-11935-6, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2013.

F.J. Wentz and D.K. Smith, A model function for the ocean-normalized radar cross section at 14 GHz derived from NSCAT observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 104, No. C5, pp. 11499-11514, 1999.

Code Languages: Other - Matlab

To compile code: Matlab

Sensor Categories: Scatterometer

Geophysical Model: Direct

Both Instrument Processing/Calibration and Geophysical Categories: Ocean: Surface Winds, Scatterometer

Keywords: NASA Scatterometer, scatterometer, backscatter, ocean winds