DOPSCAT is a study that aims at assessing the potential of scatterometer instruments for sea surface currents retrieval whereas these instruments are primarily designed for surface wind vector
estimation. The objectives are two fold:
- To obtain some preliminary results on the existing scatterometer data capitalizing on new signal processing techniques;
- To propose an optimized scatterometer concept maintaining the good directional NRCS detection performances and coverage for wind vector retrieval but, at the same time, allowing Doppler shift estimation with sufficient accuracy for surface current measurement.
JA Johannessen, , KF Dagestad, F Collard, P Fabry, R Housson, A Stoffelen, J de Kloe, B Chapron, A Recchia, J Richard, V Enjolras. DOPSCAT, Feasibility Investigation of Global Ocean Surface Current Mapping using ERS, MetOp and QuikScat Wind Scatterometer