We present the activity carried out in the framework of the ESA GSP study called "Feasibility Investigation of Global Ocean Surface Current Mapping using ERS, MetOp and QuikScat Wind Scatterometer” (DOPSCAT). The study was aimed at assessing the potential of scatterometer instruments for sea surface current vector retrieval under the strong requirements of preserving both the swath and the surface wind vector estimation performances offered by the existing scatterometers. The paper describes the main results obtained during the DOPSCAT study and provides some recommendations for this new instrument concept.
P Fabry, A Recchia, J de Kloe, A Stoffelen, R Husson, F Collard, B Chapron, A Mouche, V Enjolras, J Johannessen, C Lin, F Fois. FEASIBILITY STUDY OF SEA SURFACE CURRENTS MEASUREMENTS WITH DOPPLER SCATTEROMETERS
published, 2013, 2013, ESA, ESA, yes