In this study, typhoon monitoring is addressed using X-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery collected by the German TerraSAR-X mission and the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation during the typhoon Megi. Geometrical features, rain rate, and wind speed associated with the typhoon are retrieved by the SAR data set. One of the key benefits of the X-band observations relies in their sensitivity to rain that can be exploited to provide an estimate of geometrical features and rain rate by analyzing attenuation bands present in the SAR data. In addition, wind speed is retrieved using a rain-free model based on two geophysical model functions (GMFs) and experimental results show that the nonlinear relationship between normalized radar cross section and wind speed provided by one of the GMFs can be exploited to provide a rough estimate of high wind speeds.
|Titolo:||Megi Typhoon Monitoring by X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Measurements|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|