This volume contains a collection of refereed papers which were presented at the Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment, 14--17 February 1994, Rome, Italy. The last decade has marked a period of steady advancement and new developments in the observation of the terrestrial environment by passive microwave sensors. Both ground-based and satellite-borne systems have improved their accuracy, stability and spatial resolution and are providing a wealth of quantitative data, which are increasingly being employed in application-oriented projects. The contributions in this volume cover different fields of applications of microwave radiometry, the various observation and retrieval techniques and the recent technological developments. The articles are divided into four sections: measurement of atmospheric water vapor and cloud liquid, measurement of rain, observation of the surface, and new radiometric systems.For the 89 GHz receiver, the key component of the front-end is the mixer-LNA assembly. Good noise figure characteristics are achieved by use of a balanced waveguide mixer, with a suspended microstrip circuit which allocates a pair of beamanbsp;...
|Title||:||Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of The Environment|
|Publisher||:||VSP - 1995-09-01|