Remote Sensing of the Sea Using One- and Two-Frequency Microwave Techniques
The capabilities of one- and two-frequency, coherent, pulsed, microwave radars for the remote sensing of the sea surface have been investigated both theoretically and experimentally. A combined instrument recording data independently in both modes is a compact and versatile probe for the study of two-scale wave systems. The one-frequency coherent radar has the capability of being able to make directional waveheight measurements (by sensing orbital velocities) which are independent of any knowledge of a modulation transfer function. This directional measurement capability has been verified experimentally and directional waveheight spectra have been shown to compare favorably with those measured by an array of pressure sensors.
KeywordsRemote Sensing Modulation Transfer Function Radar System Grazing Angle Microwave Radar
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- Plant, W.J. and Schüler, D.L., 1980, “Remote Sensing of the Sea Surface Using One and Two Frequency Microwave Techniques,” Radio Science, 15, 605–615, May-June.Google Scholar