Pattern Recognition and Image Processing

Journal of Computer and Systems Sciences International

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 67-80

First online:

Identification of a source of oceanic ring waves near Darwin’s Island based on space photos

  • M. Yu. BelyaevAffiliated withKorolev RKK Energia Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of SciencesInstitute for Problems of Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , P. V. VinogradovAffiliated withKorolev RKK Energia Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of SciencesInstitute for Problems of Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , L. V. DesinovAffiliated withKorolev RKK Energia Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of SciencesInstitute for Problems of Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , S. A. KumakshevAffiliated withKorolev RKK Energia Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of SciencesInstitute for Problems of Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • , S. Ya. Sekerzh-Zen’kovichAffiliated withKorolev RKK Energia Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of SciencesInstitute for Problems of Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences

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Abstract

A system of ring surface waves in the Pacific Ocean is identified, which was registered near Darwin’s Island in one of the photos taken according to the program of space experiment Uragan. Within the scope the hypothesis that the waves were generated as a result of a harmonic action on the ocean bed, a mathematical model, describing the excitation and propagation of waves in the approximation of the theory of long waves, was employed in image processing. As a result of calculations, the simulated wave system was approached to the one registered in the photo, which made it possible to estimate the physical parameters of the source of waves.