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SeaWinds 3D Slice Response Software
Entry ID: BYU_slice_response
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Summary
Abstract: Imaging applications of SeaWinds on QuikSCAT and ADEOS II are facilitated by applying reconstruction and resolution enhancement algorithms to produce high resolution images of the surface normalized radar cross section (sigma-0). Such algorithms require a description of the spatial response functions of the measurements. The pencil-beam design of Seawinds, coupled with the onboard processing, results in a spatial response function with varies significantly between measurements and is a function of orbit and antenna position.

Computing the spatial response function is complicated and requires significant computation. It requires evaluating the parameters of the radar equation as well as detailed knowledge of the orbit geometry and instrument processing. For this reason we have developed a method of pre-computing, tabularizing and interpolating the complete response function as a function of orbit and antenna position and other necessary parameters. For more details see the paper, M.P. Owen, K.M. Stuart, and D.G. Long, "Ultra-High-Resolution Near-Coastal Wind Retrieval for QuikSCAT ", in "Coastal Ocean Remote Sensing", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6680, 26-27 Aug 2007.

Software components to interpolate and reconstruct the complete slice spatial response are available for Matlab and C. Additionally example programs illustrate how to use the packages provided. QuikSCAT data files must be acquired separately.

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Description: See the paper, M.P. Owen, K.M. Stuart, and D.G. Long, "Ultra-High-Resolution Near-Coastal Wind Retrieval for QuikSCAT ", in "Coastal Ocean Remote Sensing", Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6680, 26-27 Aug 2007.
Service Citation
Originators: M.P. Owen, K.M. Stuart, and D.G. Long
Title: SeaWinds 3D Slice Response Software
Release_Date: 2007
Provider: Brigham Young University
URL: http://www.scp.byu.edu/software/slice_response/Xshape_temp.html
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Quality
This code and tables are made available as a public service. While the code has been tested on a SUN, HPUX, and linux platforms, no claim is made for the correctness or suitability of the code or tables for any purpose.
Access Constraints
None
Use Constraints
Any use of this code is made at the user's own risk. Source code may be freely copied and modified as long as (1) original authorship is acknowledged, and (2) code is not distributed for profit without prior authorization from David G. Long at Brigham Young University, Please sent a copy of any papers resulting from using this code or data tables to Prof. David Long, 459 Clyde Building, BYU, Provo, UT 84602. Source code is copyright 2007 Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
Service Provider
Scatterometer Climate Record Pathfinder Program, Center for Remote Sensing, Brigham Young University

Service Provider Personnel
Name: DAVID G. LONG
Phone: 801-422-4383
Fax: 801-422-0201
Email: long at ee.byu.edu
Contact Address:
BYU Center for Remote Sensing
Brigham Young University
459 Clyde Building
City: Provo
Province or State: UT
Postal Code: 84602
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
DAVID G. LONG
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 801-422-4383
Fax: 801-422-0201
Email: long at ee.byu.edu
Contact Address:
BYU Center for Remote Sensing
Brigham Young University
459 Clyde Building
City: Provo
Province or State: UT
Postal Code: 84602
Country: USA

MICHAEL P. OWEN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT

KEITH M. STUART
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2011-12-06
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-12-06
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