, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp 121-136

Progress in Scatterometer Application

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Abstract

Progress in the scientific application of space-based scatterometer data over the past two decades is reviewed. There has been continuous improvement in coverage, resolution, and accuracy. Besides the traditional applications in weather and ocean-atmosphere interaction, which are based on ocean surface wind vectors, emerging applications over land and ice are also described. Future missions and new technology are introduced.

This revised version was published online in August 2006 with corrections to the Cover Date.