Special Features of Kirchhoff Method Application in Microwave Radiometry of Rough Sea Surface

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Danilytchev, M. V.; Kutuza, B. G.; Nikolaev, A. G. (Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 11/7, Mochovaya str., Moscow, 125009, Russia)

The present way for calculation of microwave characteristics of the "ocean-atmosphere" system by Kirchhoff method is discussed here. As an important example, we consider results of our experiment on bi-static sensing of the sea surface. In this experiment Sun is a powerful natural source of noise microwave radiation for the sea surface sensing. The results of joint hydrological and radiometric experiments (wind speed 0 to 15 m/s) are reported.