Frank Wentz

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Office: 707-545-2904 x16

frank.wentz@remss.com

Bio

Mr. Wentz has a B.S. (1969) and M.S. (1971) in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1974, he established Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), a research company specializing in satellite microwave remote sensing of the Earth. His past research focused on radiative transfer models that relate satellite observations to geophysical parameters, with the objective of providing reliable geophysical data sets to the Earth science community. As a member of NASA's SeaSat Experiment Team (1978-1982), he pioneered the development of physically based retrieval methods for microwave scatterometers and radiometers. Starting in 1987, he took the lead on providing the worldwide research community with high-quality ocean products derived from satellite microwave imagers (SSM/I). As the director of RSS, he oversees the production and validation of climate-quality microwave satellite products. These data are dispersed via the company's web and FTP sites.

He has served on many NASA review panels, the National Research Council's Earth Studies Board, the National Research Council's Panel on Reconciling Temperature Observations, and is a member of the American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, and IEEE. In 2010 he became an AGU Fellow.  In 2013, he and Dr. T. Meissner received the IEEE Trans. on Geoscience & Remote Sensing Prized Paper Award for the paper describing the RSS ocean radiative transfer model and is a lead author for CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Product on Temperature Trends in the Lower Atmosphere. In Jan 2015, he was honored as the recipient of the Verner E. Suomi Award at the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting.  He also became an AMS Fellow.  He is currently working on scatterometer/radiometer combinations, satellite-derived decadal time series of atmospheric moisture and temperature, the measurement of sea-surface temperature through clouds, and advanced microwave sensor designs for climatological studies. He has a long list of publications on remote sensing and its application to oceanography, hydrology, and climate.

Science Team Participation

  • NASA SeaSat Experiment Team
  • NASA Ocean Atlas Team
  • NASA Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR) Team
  • NASA Ocean Vector Wind Science (OVWST) Team
  • NASA Aquarius Salinity Science Team
  • NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study Team
  • NASA Precipitation Measurement Missions Team
  • NASA TRMM Science Team
  • JAXA Midori AMSR Science Team
  • NRC Earth Studies Board
  • NRC Panel on Reconciling Temperature Observations

Awards

  • NASA Group Achievement Award (1998)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award (2001)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award (2003)
  • Goddard Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award
  • American Geophysical Union Fellow (2011)
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Transactions Prize Paper (2013)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award (2013)
  • American Meteorological Society Fellow (2015)
  • Verner E Suomi Award (2015) for "pioneering, painstaking work to accurately retrieve geophysical parameters from satellite microwave instruments and using these measurements to elucidate climate trends"

Publications

  • Wentz, F. J., L. Ricciardulli, (2011) Comment on "Global Trends in Wind Speed and Wave Height", Science, 334, 905
  • Wentz, F. J., L. Ricciardulli, K. A. Hilburn and C. A. Mears, (2007) How Much More Rain Will Global Warming Bring?, Science, 317, 233-235.
  • Wentz, F. J., P. D. Ashcroft and C. L. Gentemann, (2001) Post-Launch Calibration of the TMI Microwave Radiometer, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 39(2), 415-422.
  • Wentz, F. J., C. L. Gentemann, D. K. Smith and D. B. Chelton, (2000) Satellite Measurements of Sea Surface Temperature Through Clouds, Science, 288(5467), 847-850.
  • Wentz, F. J. and M. C. Schabel, (2000) Precise Climate Monitoring Using Complementary Satellite Data Sets, Nature, 403(6768), 414-416.
  • Wentz, F. J. and D. K. Smith, (1999) A Model Function for the Ocean-Normalized Radar Cross Section at 14 GHz Derived From NSCAT Observations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104(C5), 11499-11514.
  • Wentz, F. J. and R. W. Spencer, (1998) SSM/I Rain Retrievals Within a Unified All-Weather Ocean Algorithm, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 55(9), 1613-1627.
  • Wentz, F. J. and M. C. Schabel, (1998) Effects of Satellite Orbital Decay on MSU Lower Tropospheric Temperature Trends, Nature, 394, 661-664.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1997) A Well Calibrated Ocean Algorithm for Special Sensor Microwave / Imager, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102(C4), 8703-8718.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1992) Measurement of Oceanic Wind Vector Using Satellite Microwave Radiometers, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 30(5), 960-972.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1991) A Simplified Wind Vector Algorithm for Satellite Scatterometers, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 8(5), 697-714.
  • Wentz, F. J., L. A. Mattox and S. Peteherych, (1986) New Algorithms for Microwave Measurements of Ocean Winds: Applications to SeaSat and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager, Journal of Geophysical Research, 91(C2), 2289-2307.
  • Wentz, F. J., S. Peteherych and L. A. Thomas, (1984) A Model Function for Ocean Radar Cross-Sections at 14.6 GHz, Journal of Geophysical Research, 89(C3), 3689-3704.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1983) A Model Function for Ocean Microwave Brightness Temperatures, Journal of Geophysical Research, 88(C3), 1892-1908.
  • Wentz, F. J., V. J. Cardone and L. S. Fedor, (1982) Intercomparison of Wind Speeds Inferred by the SASS Altimeter and SMMR, Journal of Geophysical Research, 87(C5), 3378-3384.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1978) The Forward Scattering of Microwave Solar Radiation From a Water Surface, Radio Science, 13(1), 131-138.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1976) Cox and Munk's Sea Surface Slope Variance, Journal of Geophysical Research, 81(9), 1607-1608.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1975) A Two-Scale Scattering Model for Foam-Free Sea Microwave Brightness Temperatures, Journal of Geophysical Research, 80(24), 3441-3446.
  • Mears, C. A., J. Wang, D. K. Smith, F. J. Wentz, (submitted) Intercomparison of Total Precipitable Water Measurements Made by Satellite Borne Microwave Radiometers and Ground-Based GPS Instruments, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres
  • Ricciardulli, L., F. J. Wentz, (submitted) A scatterometer geophysical model function for high winds: QuikSCAT Ku-2011, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.
  • Meissner, T., F. J. Wentz, L. Ricciardulli, (2015) The emission and scattering of L-band microwave radiation from rough ocean surfaces and wind speed measurements from Aquarius, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 19(9), 6499-6522.
  • Santer, B. D., and others including F. J. Wentz, (2014) Volcanic contribution to decadal changes in tropospheric temperature, Nature Geoscience, 7, 185-189.
  • Santer, B. D. and others including F.J. Wentz, (2013) Human and natural influences on the changing thermal structure of the atmosphere, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(43), 17235-17240.
  • Santer, B. D. and others including F. J. Wentz, (2013) Identifying human influences on atmospheric temperature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(1), 26-33.
  • Mears, C. A., F. J. Wentz, P. W. Thorne, (2012) Assessing the value of Microwave Sounding Unit-radiosonde comparisons in ascertaining errors in climate data records of tropospheric temperatures, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117(D19), D19103, doi:10.1029/2012JD017710.
  • Meissner, T., and F. J. Wentz, (2012) The emissivity of the ocean surface between 6 - 90 GHz over a large range of wind speeds and Earth incidence angles, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 50(8), 3004-3026.
  • Kim, S.-B., F. J. Wentz, G. S. E. Lagerloef, (2011) Effects of antenna cross-polarization coupling on the brightness temperature retrieval at L-band, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49(5), 1637-1648.
  • LeVine, D. M., and others including F. J. Wentz, (2011) The Aquarius simulator and cold-sky calibration, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49(9), 3198-3210.
  • Mears, C. A., F. J. Wentz, P. W. Thorne, D. Bernie, (2011) Assessing uncertainty in estimates of atmospheric temperature changes from MSU and AMSU using a Monte-Carlo estimation technique, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, D08112, doi:10.1029/2010JD014954.
  • Santer, G. D. and others including F. J. Wentz, (2011) Separating signal and noise in atmospheric temperature changes: The importance of timescale, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116(D22), D22105, doi:10.1029/2011JD016263.
  • Gentemann, C. L., T. Meissner and F. J. Wentz, (2010) Accuracy of satellite sea surface temperatures at 7 and 11 GHz, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48(3), 1009-1018.
  • Mears, C. A. and F. J. Wentz, (2009) Construction of the Remote Sensing Systems V3.2 atmospheric temperature records from the MSU and AMSU microwave sounders, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 26, 1040-1056.
  • Mears, C. A. and F. J. Wentz, (2009) Construction of the RSS V3.2 Lower Tropospheric Dataset From the MSU and AMSU Microwave Sounders, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 26, 1493-1509.
  • Meissner, T. and F. J. Wentz, (2009) Wind vector retrievals under rain with passive satellite microwave radiometers, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 47(9), 3065-3083.
  • Santer, B. D. and others including F. J. Wentz, (2009) Incorporating model quality information in climate change detection and attribution studies, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(35), 14778-14783.
  • Hilburn, K. A. and F. J. Wentz, (2008) Intercalibrated Passive Microwave Rain Products From the Unified Microwave Ocean Retrieval Algorithm (UMORA), Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 47, 778-794.
  • Hilburn, K. A. and F. J. Wentz, (2008) Mitigating the Impact of RADCAL Beacon Contamination on F15 SSM/I Ocean Retrievals, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L18806, doi:10.1029/2008GL034914.
  • Lagerloef, G. S. E.,and others including F. J. Wentz, (2008) The Aquarius/SAC-D Mission: Designed to Meet the Salinity Remote-Sensing Challenge, Oceanography, 21, 68-81.
  • O'Dell, C., F. J. Wentz and R. Bennartz, (2008) Cloud Liquid Water Path From Satellite-Based Passive Microwave Observations: A New Climatology Over the Global Oceans, Journal of Climate, 21(8), 1721-1739.
  • Santer, B. D., and others including F. J. Wentz, (2008) Consistency of modelled and observed temperature trends in the tropical troposphere, International Journal of Climatology, 28(13), 1703-1722.
  • Mears, C. A., B. D. Santer, F. J. Wentz, K. E. Taylor and M. F. Wehner, (2007) Relationship Between Temperature and Precipitable Water Changes Over Tropical Oceans, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L24709, doi:10.1029/2007GL031936.
  • Santer, B. D., C. A. Mears, F. J. Wentz, and others, (2007) Identification of Human-Induced Changes in Atmospheric Moisture Content, PNAS, 104, 15248-15253.
  • Hilburn, K. A., F. J. Wentz, D. K. Smith and P. D. Ashcroft, (2006) Correcting Active Scatterometer Data for the Effects of Rain Using Passive Microwave Data, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 45, 382-398.
  • Meissner, T. and F. J. Wentz, (2006) Polarization Rotation and the Third Stokes Parameter: The Effects of Spacecraft Attitude and Faraday Rotation, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44(3), 506-515.
  • Purdy, W. E., and others including F. J. Wentz,, (2006) Geolocation and Pointing Accuracy Analysis for the WindSat Sensor, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44(3), 496-505.
  • Chelton, D. B. and F. J. Wentz, (2005) Global Microwave Satellite Observations of Sea Surface Temperature for Numerical Weather Prediction and Climate Research, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 86(8), 1097-1115.
  • Mears, C. A. and F. J. Wentz, (2005) The Effect of Drifting Measurement Time on Satellite-Derived Lower Tropospheric Temperature, Science, 309, 1548-1551.
  • O'Neill, L. W., D. B. Chelton, S. K. Esbensen and F. J. Wentz, (2005) High-Resolution Satellite Measurements of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Response to SST Variations Along the Agulhas Return Current, Journal of Climate, 18(14), 2706-2723.
  • Reynolds, R. W., H.-M. Zhang, T. M. Smith, C. L. Gentemann and F. J. Wentz, (2005) Impacts of in Situ and Additional Satellite Data on the Accuracy of a Sea-Surface Temperature Analysis for Climate, International Journal of Climatology, 25, 857-864.
  • Santer, B. D., T. M. L. Wigley, C. A. Mears, F. J. Wentz, and others, (2005) Amplification of Surface Temperature Trends and Variability in the Tropical Atmosphere, Science, 309(5740), 1511-1556.
  • Gentemann, C. L., F. J. Wentz, C. A. Mears and D. K. Smith, (2004) In Situ Validation of Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Microwave Sea Surface Temperatures, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, C04021, doi:10.1029/2003JC002092.
  • Meissner, T. and F. J. Wentz, (2004) The Complex Dielectric Constant of Pure and Sea Water From Microwave Satellite Observations, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 42(9), 1836-1849.
  • Reynolds, R. W., C. L. Gentemann and F. J. Wentz, (2004) Impact of TRMM SSTs on a Climate-Scale SST Analysis, Journal of Climate, 17(8), 2938-2952.
  • Ricciardulli, L. and F. J. Wentz, (2004) Uncertainties in Sea Surface Retrievals From Space: Comparison of Microwave and Infrared Observations From TRMM, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, C12013, doi:10.1029/2003JC002247.
  • Seidel, D. J., and others including F. J. Wentz, (2004) Uncertainty in Signals of Large-Scale Climate Variations in Radiosonde and Satellite Upper-Air Temperature Datasets, Journal of Climate, 17(11), 2225-2240.
  • Christy, J. R., and other including F. J. Wentz, (2003) Reliability of Satellite Data Sets, Science, 301(5636), 1046-1049.
  • Gentemann, C. L., C. J. Donlon, A. Stuart-Menteth and F. J. Wentz, (2003) Diurnal Signals in Satellite Sea Surface Temperature Measurements, Geophysical Research Letters, 30(3), 1140, doi:10.1029/2002GL016291.
  • Mears, C. A., M. C. Schabel and F. J. Wentz, (2003) A Reanalysis of the MSU Channel 2 Tropospheric Temperature Record, Journal of Climate, 16(22), 3650-3664.
  • Meissner, T. and F. J. Wentz, (2003) A Radiative Transfer Model Function for 85.5 GHz Special Sensor Microwave Imager Ocean Brightness Temperatures, Radio Science, 38(4), 8066, doi:10.1029/2002RS002655.
  • Santer, B. D., and others including F. J. Wentz, (2003) Influence of Satellite Data Uncertainties on the Detection of Externally-Forced Climate Change, Science, 300(5623), 1280-1284.
  • Stammer, D., F. J. Wentz and C. L. Gentemann, (2003) Validation of Microwave Sea Surface Temperature Measurements for Climate Purposes, Journal of Climate, 16(1), 73-87.
  • Meissner, T. and F. J. Wentz, (2002) An Updated Analysis of the Ocean Surface Wind Direction Signal in Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 40(6), 1230-1240.
  • Chelton, D. B., and others including F. J. Wentz, (2001) Observations of Coupling Between Surface Wind Stress and Sea Surface Temperature in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, Journal of Climate, 14(7), 1479-1498.
  • Donlon, C. J., C. L. Gentemann and F. J. Wentz, (2001) Measuring Surface Temperature With Microwave Sensors, Backscatter, 12, 37-39.
  • Mears, C. A., D. K. Smith and F. J. Wentz, (2001) Comparison of Special Sensor Microwave Imager and Buoy-Measured Wind Speeds From 1987 - 1997, Journal of Geophysical Research, 106(C6), 11719-11729.
  • Meissner, T., D. K. Smith and F. J. Wentz, (2001) A 10-Year Intercomparison Between Collocated Special Sensor Microwave Imager Oceanic Surface Wind Speed Retrievals and Global Analyses, Journal of Geophysical Research, 106(C6), 11731-11742.
  • Chelton, D. B., F. J. Wentz, C. L. Gentemann, and others, (2000) Satellite Microwave SST Observations of Transequatorial Tropical Instability Waves, Geophysical Research Letters, 27(9), 1239-1242.
  • Kummerow, C. D., and others including F. J. Wentz,, (2000) The Status of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) After Two Years in Orbit, Journal of Applied Meteorology, 39, 1965-1982.
  • Tsai, W., and others including F. J. Wentz, (1999) Postlaunch Sensor Verification and Calibration of the NASA Scatterometer, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 37(3), 1517-1542.
  • Spencer, R. W., F. J. LaFontaine, T. DeFelice and F. J. Wentz, (1998) Tropical Oceanic Precipitation Changes After the 1991 Pinatubo Eruption, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 55, 1707-1713.
  • Halpern, D., A. Hollingsworth and F. J. Wentz, (1994) ECMWF and SSM/I Global Surface Wind Speeds, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 11(3), 779-788.
  • Halpern, D. and F. J. Wentz, (1994) On the Problem of Measuring Interannual Wind Speed Variations Using SSMI Data, Geophysical Research Letters, 21(3), 193-196.
  • Liu, W. T., W. Tang and F. J. Wentz, (1992) Precipitable Water and Surface Humidity Over Global Oceans From Special Sensor Microwave Imager and European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasts, Journal of Geophysical Research, 97(C2), 2251-2264.
  • Cheney, R. E., W. J. Emery, B. J. Haines and F. J. Wentz, (1991) Recent Improvements in GEOSAT Altimeter Data, Eos, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 72(51), 577.
  • Chelton, D. B. and F. J. Wentz, (1986) Further Development of an Improved Altimeter Wind Speed Algorithm, Journal of Geophysical Research, 91(C12), 14250-14260.
  • Schroeder, L. C., and others including F. J. Wentz,, (1985) Removal of Ambiguous Wind Directions for a Ku Band Wind Scatterometer Using Three Different Azimuth Angles, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 23(2), 91-100.
  • Grantham, W. L., E. M. Bracalente, C. L. Britt, F. J. Wentz, W. L. Jones and L. C. Schroeder, (1982) Performance Evaluation of an Operational Spaceborne Scatterometer, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, GE-20(3), 250-254.
  • Jones, W. L., and others including F. J. Wentz,, (1982) The Seasat-A Satellite Scatterometer: The Geophysical Evaluation of Remotely Sensed Wind Vectors Over the Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research, 87, 3297-3317.
  • Moore, R. K., I. J. Birrer, E. M. Bracalente, G. J. Dome and F. J. Wentz, (1982) Evaluation of Atmospheric Attenuation From SMMR Brightness Temperature for the SEASAT Satellite Scatterometer, Journal of Geophysical Research, 87(C5), 3337-3354.
  • Schroeder, L. C., D. H. Boggs, G. J. Dome and F. J. Wentz, (1982) The Relationship Between Wind Vector and Normalized Radar Cross Section Used to Derive SEASAT-A Satellite Scatterometer Winds, Journal of Geophysical Research, 87(C5), 3318-3336.
  • Jones, W. L., and others including F. J. Wentz,, (1979) Seasat Scatterometer: Results of the Gulf of Alaska Workshop, Science, 204(4400), 1413-1415.
  • Jones, W. L., F. J. Wentz and L. C. Schroeder, (1978) Algorithm for Inferring Wind Stress From SeaSat-A, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 15(6), 368-374.

Other

  • Wentz, F. J., (1981), The Effect of Sea-Surface Sun Glitter on Microwave Radiometer Measurements, report number 110481, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 58pp.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1988), User's Manual: SSM/I Antenna Temperature Tapes, report number 032588, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1990), SBIR phase II report: West coast storm forecasting with SSM/I, report number 033190, Remote Sensing System, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1991b), User's Manual: SSM/I Antenna Temperature Tapes (Revision 1), report number 120191, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 76pp.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1993), User's Manual: SSM/I Antenna Temperature Tapes (Revision 2), report number 120193, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 36pp.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1995a), Climatology of 14-GHz Atmospheric Attenuation, report number 093095, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1995b), Error in Estimating 14-GHz Atmospheric Attenuation from Climatology for the Case of No Rain, report number 122095, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1995c), NSCAT Attenuation and Rain Flag Study, report number 013195, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa.
  • Wentz, F. J. and D. J. Cavalieri, (1995), A 20-year Geophysical Data Set from Window-Frequency Microwave Radiometers, report number 030695, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1996), Assigning a Rain Flag to NSCAT Observations Using SSM/I Rain Maps, report number 012096, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1997b), Specifying the NSCAT MLE Expected Variance Using the After-the-Fit Sigma0 Residual, report number 121097, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa.
  • Wentz, F. J., (1998), AMSR Ocean Algorithm, report number 110398, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 66pp.
  • Wentz, F. J., M. C. Schabel, C. A. Mears and D. J. Seidel, (2002), Lower Tropospheric Air Temperature Derived from a blended Analysis of MSU, SSM/T1, SSM/I, Ncep/NCAR Reanalysis, and Reynolds SST, report number 082702, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 25pp.
  • Wentz, F. J., (2005), The effect of clouds and rain on the Aquarius salinity retrieval, report number 3031805, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 14pp.
  • Wentz, F. J., (2006a), Updates to the AMSR-E level-2A version B07 algorithm, report number 013006, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 11pp.
  • Wentz, F. J., (2006b), Updates to TMI V04 Ocean Products, report number 093006, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 2pp.
  • Wentz, F. J. and T. Meissner, (2000), AMSR Ocean Algorithm, Version 2, report number 121599A-1, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 66pp.
  • Wentz, F. J., T. Meissner and D. K. Smith, (2005), Assessment of the WindSat Retrievals Produced by NRL, report number 010605, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 30pp.
  • Wentz, F. J. and T. Meissner, (2007), AMSR_E Ocean Algorithms, report number 051707, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 6pp.
  • Meissner, T. and F. J. Wentz, (2008a), GMI Calibration Algorithm and Analysis Theoretical Basis Document, report number 121508, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 109pp.
  • Meissner, T. and F. J. Wentz, (2008b), Wind vector retrievals under rain with passive satellite microwave radiometers, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA. 
  • Meissner, T. and F. J. Wentz, (2003b), Radiative transfer model function from SSM/I brightness temperatures, report number 030103, Remote Sensing Systems (submitted to AER), Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Smith, C. K., F. J. Wentz and T. Meissner, (2001), CMIS Ocean EDR, report number 011001, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Mears, C. A., D. K. Smith and F. J. Wentz, (2000), QuikScat Brightness Temperatures and Their Impact on Rain Flagging, report number 031300, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 6pp.
  • Ashcroft, P. D. and F. J. Wentz, (2000), AMSR level 2A Algorithm, report number 121599B-1, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 29pp.
  • Wallace, J. M., and others including F. J. Wentz, (2000), Reconciling Observations of Global Temperature Change, National Research Council, Washington D.C.
  • Meissner, T., C. Smith and F. J. Wentz, (1999), Brightness temperature simulation and wind vector retrieval for CMIS, report number 120199, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA.
  • Mears, C. A., D. K. Smith and F. J. Wentz, (1999), Development of a Rain Flag for QuikScat, report number 121999, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA, 13pp.
  • Lanzante, J. R., T. C. Peterson, F. J. Wentz and K. Y. Vinnikov, What do observations indicate about the change in temperatures in the atmosphere and at the surface since the advent of measuring temperatures vertically, in Temperature Trends in the Lower Atmosphere: Steps for Understanding and Reconciling Differences, edited by T. R. Karl, S. J. Hassol, C. D. Miller and W. L. Murray, A Report by the Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research, Washington DC., 2006.
  • Jones, W. L., F. J. Wentz and L. C. Schroeder, Microwave scatterometer measurements of oceanic wind vector, in Oceanography From Space, chapter 13,  553-562, edited by J. F. R. Gower, Pienum Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 1981.
  • Halpern, D., V. Zlotnicki, P. M. Woiceshyn, O. B. Brown, M. H. Freilich and F. J. Wentz, (1995), An atlas of monthly mean distributions of SSM/I surface wind speed, AVHRR/2 sea surface temperature, AMI surface wind components, TOPEX/POSEIDON sea surface height, and ECMWF surface wind components during 1993, report number JPL Publication 95-3, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
  • Halpern, D., V. Zlotnicki, P. M. Woiceshyn, O. B. Brown, M. H. Freilich and F. J. Wentz, (1997), An atlas of monthly mean distributions of SSM/I surface wind speed, AVHRR/2 sea surface temperature, AMI surface wind velocity, and TOPEX/POSEIDON sea surface height during 1994, report number JPL Publication 97-1, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
  • Halpern, D., V. Zlotnicki, P. M. Woiceshyn, O. B. Brown, M. H. Freilich and F. J. Wentz, (1998b), An atlas of monthly mean distributions of SSM/I surface wind speed, AVHRR sea surface temperature, AMI surface wind velocity, and TOPEX/POSEIDON sea surface height during 1995, report number JPL Publication 98-5, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.
  • Halpern, D., W. T. Liu, P. M. Woiceshyn, V. Zlotnicki, O. B. Brown, M. H. Freilich and F. J. Wentz, (1998a), An atlas of monthly mean distributions of SSM/I surface wind speed, AVHRR sea surface temperature, AMI surface wind velocity, NSCAT surface wind velocity, and TOPEX/POSEIDON sea surface height during 1996, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.
  • Halpern, D., W. T. Liu, P. M. Woiceshyn, V. Zlotnicki, O. B. Brown, M. H. Freilich and F. J. Wentz, (1999), An atlas of monthly mean distributions of SSM/I surface wind speed, AVHRR sea surface temperature, AMI surface wind velocity, NSCAT surface wind velocity, and TOPEX/POSEIDON sea surface height during 1997, report number JPL Publication 99-12, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.