PhotonIcs and Electromagnetics Research Symposium, also known as Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium

Focus & Special Sessions

Session Title

SC5: Microwave Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle 1

Session Organizers

  • Emmanuel P. Dinnat


    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Chapman University

  • Jacqueline Boutin


    LOCEAN/CNRS/Sorbonne Université

Session Information

Microwave remote sensing has been used for decades to monitor the oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and biosphere from space. The need to monitor the water cycle is as critical as ever. Since 2010, SMOS then Aquarius and SMAP satellite missions provide new L-Band radiometric measurements that have enabled a broad range of applications. L-Band radiometry derived parameters, such as Sea Surface Salinity and Soil Moisture have become essential tools for monitoring, understanding and constraining the terrestrial and marine components of the water cycle. New projects and research aim at ensuring enhanced and continuous monitoring of these parameters, reducing their uncertainties and improving their spatial resolution.

This session focuses on recent developments and efforts aimed at improving water cycle related variables taking advantage of low frequency microwave radiometry. This encompasses 1/ radiative transfer model components, based on new theoretical approaches, original analysis of present satellite data or laboratory measurements and 2/ development of new instrumental concepts operating at L-Band, possibly combined with the more established observations at 6 GHz and above, as well as at expanding the frequency domain even lower into the P-band. 

Submitted Articles

Note: The following submitted articles are not guaranteed to be scheduled in the final program at this stage. The final presentation type and arranged session will be decided by Technical Program Committee.

Presenting Author

Talk Time | Paper Title | Authors | Abstract

Yanlei Du


Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 11:45Direction Dependence of the Fully Polarimetric Wind-induced Ocean Emissivity at L-band: Modeling and Anisotropy Analyses
    Yanlei Du(Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences), ***, ***, Jian Yang(Tsinghua University)

Jin Wang


Qingdao University

  • 11:30Toward Satellite SSS Products Validation Based on Extended Collocation Analysis
    Jin Wang(Qingdao University), Meijie Liu(Qingdao University), Weifu Sun(The First Institute of Oceanography of the Ministry of Natural Resources of China)

Yan Li


Piesat Information Technology Co., Ltd.

  • 11:15The Chinese Ocean Salinity Satellite: Present and Performacne Simulation
    Yan Li(Piesat Information Technology Co., Ltd.), Xiaobin Yin(Ocean University of China), ***, ***, ***, ***

Roger H. Lang


The George Washington University

  • 10:40Seawater Dielectric Measurements at 700 MHz
    InvitedRoger H. Lang(The George Washington University), Yiwen Zhou(Lincoln Agritech Ltd., Lincoln University), David M. Le Vine(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

Xiaobin Yin


Ocean University of China

  • 10:55Preliminary Tropical Cyclone Monitoring Using HY-2B Satellite
    InvitedXiaobin Yin(Ocean University of China), Mingyao He(Ocean University of China), Kunsheng Xiang(Piesat Information Technology Co., Ltd.), Yan Li(Piesat Information Technology Co., Ltd.)

Emmanuel P. Dinnat


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Chapman University