Radiometric Complex Traverse

Function

Measurements from a pier, platform or a ship in microwave bands (3.6 to 90 GHz) and at thermal IR frequencies to study the sea surface parameters and the ocean-atmosphere interaction.

Description

Radiometric complex Traverse consists of a set of microwave and IR radiometers, mounted on a automatic rotating platform. The PC-controlled platform provides observations along any specified angle path in the range from nadir to zenith and over 300 in azimuth. Multifrequency angular measurements allow estimation of the surface wave parameters, in particular the gravity-capillary wave spectrum and long wave mean slope, as well as determination of atmospheric parameters. Since 1999, the complex is used in a series of field experiments on sea surface remote sensing from a pier in Gelendzhik and a platform in Katsiveli (Black Sea).

Main characteristics

 

Instrument

 

R-IR

R-03

R-08

R-15

R-80

Wavelengths

8‑12 μm

3 mm

8 mm

1,5 sm

8 sm

Polarization

V, H

V, H,
45

V, H,
45

V

Beam width, deg.

1

9

9

9

15

Sensitivity,

0,10

0,15

0,15

0,15

0,10

Aperture, mm

Æ360

 




Complex "Traverse"


Contacts

Microwave Radiometry Laboratory
Alexey V. Kuzmin, Head of Laboratory +7(495)333-43-02, Alexey.Kuzmin@asp.iki.rssi.ru
Michael N. Pospelov +7(495)333-50-78, Michael.Pospelov@iki.rssi.ru