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Use Of X-band Marine Radars As A Remote Sensing System To Survey Wind-generated Waves

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP130031

Volume

169

Pages

11

Page Range

27 - 37

Published

2013

Size

3,091 kb

Author(s)

J. C. Nieto Borge

Abstract

This work deals with the use of conventionalX-band marine radars to characterize sea state information. Thus, those radar systems are able to scan the sea surface in the spatio-temporal domain by acquiring temporal sequences of radar images of the ocean. The paper describes the different algorithms to obtain the estimation of the wave spectra from the radar data sets and the related sea state parameters. In addition, new recently developed techniques are described in the text that permit us to estimate the wave elevation maps of the sea surface η(x, y, t), as well as individual wave properties, such as the wave groupiness evolution in space and time. Keywords: marine radar, wind-generated waves, remote sensing.

Keywords

marine radar, wind-generated waves, remote sensing.