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Author Chander, S. ♦ Chauhan, Prakash
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2011
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Earth sciences
Subject Keyword Range corrections ♦ JASON ♦ Radar altimetry ♦ BRAT ♦ Total Electron Content (TEC) etc. ♦ Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry ♦ Earth Sciences
Abstract Region-specific atmospheric range correction maps are generated over the Indian tropical region from Jason-1 & Jason-2 radar altimeters data. Seasonal and spatial variability of wet tropospheric correction (WTC), ionospheric correction (IC), dry tropospheric correction (DTC), and sea state bias (SSB) correction are analyzed over the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. Two year atmospheric range correction data from JASON-1 (2008) & JASON-2 altimeters (2009) has been analyzed where each Jason cycle is exactly 9.9156 days repeat. The monthly and yearly mean variation of the range correction parameters has been studied over the Indian continent. For precise study, four different regions were selected as the Region of Interest in the North & South of the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. WTC, Significant Wave Height (SWH), Wind Speed (WS) and SSB show the higher values during monsoon months. The yearly mean WTC over Indian Tropical region was 26.22 cm in 2008 and 26.20 cm in 2009. SSB Correction values mainly depend on the SWH and wind speed. The yearly mean SSB correction over Indian Tropical region was 6.87 cm in 2008 and 7.02 cm in 2009. DTC values are less during monsoon season and it shows a high value in the month of January. The yearly mean DTC over Indian Tropical region was 230.42 cm in 2008 and 230.43 cm in 2009.The IC values mainly depend on frequency and total electron content (TEC) in the ionosphere which further depends on the solar activity. The yearly mean IC over Indian Tropical region was higher in 2008 (2.98 cm) in comparison to mean IC in 2009 (2.29 cm). This study is useful to understand the variability of atmospheric correction parameters especially over Indian continent.
ISSN 0255660X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2011-10-18
Publisher Place India
e-ISSN 09743006
Journal Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing
Volume Number 40
Issue Number 3
Page Count 16
Starting Page 341
Ending Page 356


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