Journal of Geophysical Research

Apparent microwave emissivity of sea foam


  • J. D. Droppleman


A simple physical model for the geometric structure and the electrical properties of sea foam was formulated. This model facilitates the calculation of the microwave emissivity. The results of this calculation are presented in graphical form for a 0° look angle and for 4 frequencies varying from 1.4 to 34 GHz.