SBS/MPL/S1 - Degradation of cross-pol component
During this period, the cross polarization component steadily degraded. It is difficult to ascertain the exact date when this began to occur because the atmosphere is light on aerosols and has considerable ice particles which leads to apparent cross polarization when this may not have been the case. During the latter half of this deployment, depolarization values are likely too large and should be regarded with care. Cloud determination is likely unaffected.