Ground-Based GNSS-R Measurements with the PAU Instrument and their Application to the Sea Surface Salinity Retrieval: First Results
J.F. Marchan-Hernandez, M. Vall-llossera, Adriano Camps, Nereida Rodriguez-Alvarez, Isaac Ramos-Perez, Enric Valencia, Xavier Bosch-Lluis, Marco Talone, J.M. Tarongi, Maria Piles
The reflections of Global Navigation Satellite systems such as GPS can be used to retrieve geophysical parameters. A promising application is to use them for the sea surface roughness-induced corrections in the brightness temperature to retrieve the Sea Surface Salinity. A tandem campaign to obtain simultaneous radiometer and reflectometer data has been conducted on the North-West coast of the Gran Canaria Island (Canary Islands, Spain). The first results after processing the GNSS-R data are presented.