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Remote Sensing of the Sea Using One- and Two-Frequency Microwave Techniques

  • D. L. Schüler
  • W. J. Plant
  • W. P. Eng
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 13)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Remote Sensing Modulation Transfer Function Radar System Grazing Angle Microwave Radar 
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References

  1. Alpers, W. and Hasselmann, K., 1978, “The Two Frequency Microwave Technique for Measuring Ocean Wave Spectra From an Airplane or Satellite,” Boundary Layer Met., 13, 215–230.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 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

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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. L. Schüler
    • 1
  • W. J. Plant
    • 1
  • W. P. Eng
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

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