Dielectric and Radiative Properties of Sea Foam at Microwave Frequencies: Conceptual Understanding of Foam Emissivity

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Peter W. Gaiser ; Magdalena D. Anguelova (2012)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Remote Sensing (issn: 2072-4292)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/rs4051162
  • Subject: passive remote sensing | whitecaps | whitecap fraction | foam dielectric properties | foam fraction | dielectric constant | Q | sea foam | Science | foam permittivity
    arxiv: Condensed Matter::Soft Condensed Matter | Physics::General Physics | Physics::Computational Physics

Foam fraction can be retrieved from space-based microwave radiometric data at frequencies from 1 to 37 GHz. The retrievals require modeling of ocean surface emissivity fully covered with sea foam. To model foam emissivity well, knowledge of foam properties, both mechani... View more
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