Advances in Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Oceans

Victor Raizer

March 16, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 262 Pages - 31 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498767767 - CAT# K29210

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  • Provides an introduction to the subject with a historical survey and methods of data processing and interpretation.
  • Explains main oceanic phenomena and hydrodynamic processes.
  • Delivers an overview of the impacts of surface waves, roughness, turbulence, foam, whitecap, spay, bubbles, and oil pollutants on the ocean emissivity.
  • Details hypothetical (but realistic) microwave scenarios.
  • Explores novel composition principles of microwave remote sensing (and diagnostics) of oceans as a basis for more accurate physics-based modeling and simulations.


This book demonstrates the capabilities of passive microwave technique for enhanced observations of ocean features, including the detection of (sub)surface events and/or disturbances while laying out the benefits and boundaries of these methods. It represents not only an introduction and complete description of the main principles of ocean microwave radiometry and imagery, but also provides guidance for further experimental studies. Furthermore, it expands the analysis of remote sensing methods, models, and techniques and focuses on a high-resolution multiband imaging observation concept. Such an advanced approach provides readers with a new level of geophysical information and data acquisition granting the opportunity to improve their expertise on advanced microwave technology, now an indispensable tool for diagnostics of ocean phenomena and disturbances.


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