ESSIC graduate research assistant Xiaoxu Tian and visiting research professor Xiaolei Zou authored two recently published studies. The first published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres focused on a modified retrieval algorithm using the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) and Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A (AMSU-A). Tian and Zou looked at Hurricane Sandy and studied hurricane warm core structures with the modified algorithm.
The second study published in the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters discussed problems introduced via the antenna of the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) by satellite-based television transmissions. The transmitted TV signals, which utilize the same K-band associated with AMSR2 snow retrieval measurements, can be reflected by snow surfaces and enter the instrument’s antenna resulting in errors snow products.