Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 3011–3030, 2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 3011–3030, 2022
Research article
16 May 2022
Research article | 16 May 2022

Observation error analysis for the WInd VElocity Radar Nephoscope W-band Doppler conically scanning spaceborne radar via end-to-end simulations

Alessandro Battaglia et al.

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Ardhuin, F., Brandt, P., Gaultier, L., Donlon, C., Battaglia, A., Boy, F., Casal, T., Chapron, B., Collard, F., Cravatte, S., Delouis, J.-M., DeWitte, E., Dibarboure, G., Engen, G., Johnsen, H., Lique, C., PacoLopez-Dekker, Maes, C., Martin, A., Mari, L., Menemenlis, D., Nouguier, F., Peureux, C., Rampal, P., Ressler, G., Rio, M.-H., Rommen, B., Shutler, J. D., Suess, M., Tsamados, M., Ubelmann, C., van Sebille, E., van der Vorst, M., and Stammer, D.: SKIM, a candidate satellite mission exploring global ocean currents and waves, Frontiers, 6,, 2019. a, b
Battaglia, A. and Kollias, P.: Error Analysis of a Conceptual Cloud Doppler Stereoradar with Polarization Diversity for Better Understanding Space Applications, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 32, 1298–1319,, 2015. a, b, c, d
Battaglia, A. and Panegrossi, G.: What Can We Learn from the CloudSat Radiometric Mode Observations of Snowfall over the Ice-Free Ocean?, Remote Sensing, 12, 3285,, 2020. a, b
Battaglia, A. and Tanelli, S.: DOMUS: DOppler MUltiple-Scattering Simulator, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 49, 442–450,, 2011. a
Battaglia, A., Prodi, F., Porcu, F., and Shin, D.-B.: Measuring Precipitation from space: EURAINSAT and the future, chap. 3D effects in MW radiative transport inside precipitating clouds: modeling and applications, edited by: Levizzani, V., Bauer, P., and Turk, F. J., Kluwer Academic,, 2005. a
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