Ground-Based Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications

1st Edition

Pranab Kumar Karmakar

CRC Press
Published November 4, 2013
Reference - 214 Pages - 96 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466516311 - CAT# K15067

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  • Offers an up-to-date, comprehensive reference on ground-based radiometry
  • Covers ground-based instrumentation, retrieval techniques, and temperature structure
  • Discusses temperature profiling, water vapor radiometry, ozone radiometry, and nitrous oxide measurements by radiometry
  • Presents retrieval algorithms using MATLAB® and examples of derived products
  • Includes polar atmosphere cases


The ability to effectively monitor the atmosphere on a continuous basis requires remote sensing in microwave. Written for physicists and engineers working in the area of microwave sensing of the atmosphere, Ground-Based Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications is completely devoted to ground-based remote sensing. This text covers the fundamentals of microwave remote sensing, and examines microwave radiometric measurements and their applications.

The book discusses the atmospheric influences on the electromagnetic spectrum, addresses the measurement of incoherent electromagnetic radiation from an object obeying the laws of radiation fundamentals, and explores the height limits in both the water vapor band and the oxygen band. The author describes the measurement technique of water vapor in the polar region, details studies of the measurement of integrated water vapor content by deploying a microwave radiometer, and presents several real-time pictures of radiometric and disdrometer measurements.

  •  Includes integrated water vapor and cloud liquid water models
  •  Contains measurements in adverse weather conditions
  •  Illustrates measurement technique in the Antarctic and Arctic regions
  •  Describes rain models in different locations including tropical, temperate regions along with radiometric measurement techniques
  •  Presents a definite model for measurement of propagation path delay

The book summarizes the latest research results obtained in the area of measurements and modeling, describes the atmospheric influences on electromagnetic spectrum along with different gaseous and cloud models, and provides examples of radiometric retrievals from a variety of dynamic weather phenomena.


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