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Sea surface emissivity at L-band: results of the WInd and Salinity Experiments WISE 2000 and 2001 and preliminary results from FROG 2003
Author(s): Ramon Villarino; Adriano Camps; Ignasi Corbella; Merce Vall-llossera; Nuria Duffo; Francesc Torres; Luis Enrique; Joge Miranda; Juanjo Arenas; Jordi Font; Agusti Julia; Carolina Gabarro; Jacqueline Etcheto; Jacqueline Boutin; Stephanie Contardo; Alain Weill; Eva Rubio; Raquel R. Niclos; Raul Rivas; Vicente Caselles; Patrick Wursteisen; Michael Berger; Manuel Martin Neira
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Paper Abstract

Two field experiments named WISE (WInd and Salinity Experiment) were sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA) to better understand the wind and sea state effects on the L-band brightness temperatures. They took place at the Casablanca oil rig located in the North Mediterranean Sea, 40 km off shore the Ebro river delta: WISE 2000 from November 25 to December 18, 2000, and continued during the January 9 to 16, 2001, and WISE 2001 from October 23 to November 22, 2001. During the spring of 2003, under Spanish National funds, a third field experiment named FROG (Foam, Rain, Oil slicks and GPS reflectometry) took place at the Ebro river delta, to measure the phenomena that were not completely understood during the WISE field experiments, mainly the effect of foam and rain. In order to achieve the objectives of the WISE field experiments the LAURA L-band fully polarimetric radiometer from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) was mounted on the Casablanca oil-rig at the 32 meters deck above the sea surface, pointing to the North and North-West, in the direction of the dominant winds. In this paper we present the results of the first study to determine the relationship between the brightness temperature and the sea state.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5233, Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2003, (26 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.511025
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Ramon Villarino, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Adriano Camps, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Ignasi Corbella, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Merce Vall-llossera, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Nuria Duffo, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Francesc Torres, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Luis Enrique, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Joge Miranda, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Juanjo Arenas, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Jordi Font, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC (Spain)
Agusti Julia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC (Spain)
Carolina Gabarro, Institut de Ciencies del Mar, CSIC (Spain)
Jacqueline Etcheto, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Jacqueline Boutin, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Stephanie Contardo, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Alain Weill, CEPT (France)
Eva Rubio, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Raquel R. Niclos, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Raul Rivas, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Vicente Caselles, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
Patrick Wursteisen, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Michael Berger, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Manuel Martin Neira, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5233:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2003
Charles R. Bostater Jr.; Rosalia Santoleri, Editor(s)

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