Using radar sea clutter to estimate refractivity profiles associated with the capping inversion of the marine atmospheric boundary layer

Jeffery L. Krolik, Joseph Tabrikian, S. Vasudevan, L. Ted Rogers

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Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of estimating refractivity profile parameters, associated with the capping inversion of the marine boundary layer, which characterize ducted microwave propagation. The approach presented here provides synoptic measurement of the duct parameters by the use of radar sea clutter returns. Specifically, a maximum a posteriori (MAP) estimate is proposed for determining duct height and its first-order range-dependence in the presence of uncertain slowly range-varying surface backscatter conditions. Results obtained using sea clutter from the S-band Space Range Radar (SPANDAR) located at Wallops Island, Virginia are reported which compare favorably with ground-truth measurements made using a helicopter-borne instrument package out to a range of approximately 50 km.

Original languageEnglish
Pages649-651
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS'99) 'Remote Sensing of the Systems Earth - A Challenge for the 21st Century' - Hamburg, Ger
Duration: 28 Jun 19992 Jul 1999

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS'99) 'Remote Sensing of the Systems Earth - A Challenge for the 21st Century'
CityHamburg, Ger
Period28/06/992/07/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences

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