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Rainfall and River Currents Retrieved from Microwave Backscatter

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Abstract

The use of CW microwave sensors in yielding information on both river surface velocities and rain rates was discussed. Eight CW microwave sensors were installed at Cowlitz river in Western Washington State in the US. The sensors measured the river surface velocity via Doppler shifts at eight locations across the river. Comparison of the surface velocities derived from the sensors mounted on the bridge with those measured by current meters and acoustic sensors demonstrated good agreement.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Rainfall and River Currents Retrieved from Microwave Backscatter
Volume
2
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
First page:
1178
Last page:
1180
Number of Pages:
3
Conference Title:
2003 IGARSS: Learning From Earth's Shapes and Colours
Conference Location:
Toulouse
Conference Date:
21 July 2003 through 25 July 2003