Processing and initial comparison of PSR data from CAMEX-3 to SSM/I and TMI data
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A multiband Polarimetric Scanning Radiometer (PSR) was integrated on a NASA DC-8 aircraft and flown from August through September of 1998 during the third Convection and Moisture Experiment (CAMEX-3). The PSR is a new conically-scanning imaging radiometer with channels at 10.7, 18.7, 21.5, 37.0 and 89.0 GHz, including both vertical and horizontal polarizations at each of these frequencies. These channels correspond to several key sensing bands of the DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program) SSM/I (Special Sensor Microwave Imager) and the NASA TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) TMI (TRMM Microwave Imager). The PSR was developed by Georgia Institute of Technology and the NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory and is the first airborne imaging radiometer to provide a research quality dataset of high spatial resolution multiband polarimetric microwave imagery within and around a hurricane. The authors describe the processing and calibration of the PSR CAMEX-3 dataset. They also provide a qualitative analysis and comparison of the PSR imagery to the SSM/I and TMI with specific regard to the spatial structure of a hurricane eyewall and surrounding rainbands.
CitationSerke, D., Gasiewski, A., Klein, M., Leuski, V., Francavilla, A., Piepmeier, J., Corbella, I. Processing and initial comparison of PSR data from CAMEX-3 to SSM/I and TMI data. A: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. "IGARSS’99 Proceedings: IEEE 1999 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium: 28 June-2 July 1999, Congress Centrum Hamburg". Hamburg: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 1999, p. 243-246.
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