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- n. Plural form of scatterometer.
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This is an ongoing project in which microwave scatterometers carried aboard the P-3, which are similar to those on these two satellites, are flown in regions of high winds and heavy precipitation to provide information for the satellite measurements.
The data collected from the scatterometers will be used to improve the algorithms employed by the satellites to provide the ocean surface wind data.
For example, degraded scatterometer measurements from QuikScat can still be useful for cross-calibrating the mission's climate data record with measurements from other scatterometers, including the operational EUMETSAT ASCAT instrument, India's recently launched Oceansat-2 and a planned Chinese scatterometer.
Early work by scientists at NASA, NOAA and other organizations demonstrated the effectiveness of using scatterometers for detecting these powerful and destructive winds.
Airborne navigation, surface mapping, police speed radar, terrain following radar, test range instrumentation, atmospheric & oceanographic research, scatterometers
The satellite data record should eventually sort this out in some sort of a consistent way (kossin’s work was a first step in this direction), but there will be jumps when new techologies are introduced (passive microwave, scatterometers).