On the Use of Aircraft in the Observation of One- and Two-Dimensional Ocean Wave Spectra

  • Duncan B. Ross
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 8)


Aircraft have been utilized for a number of years to observe various characteristics of wind-generated ocean waves. The techniques involved are both active and passive and incorporate sensors which operate in the microwave and optical regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. This paper reviews a number of such sensors and presents data in support of their utility. It is found that aircraft can play an important role in a wave monitoring program.


Synthetic Aperture Radar Significant Wave Height Wave Spectrum Wind Wave Ocean Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Duncan B. Ross
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  1. 1.Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological LaboratoriesNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationUSA

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