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Ocean surface wind, wind stress, and drag coefficient remote sensing by SAR
Author(s): Jingsong Yang; Weigen Huang; Qingmei Xiao; Changbao Zhou; Paris W. Vachon
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Paper Abstract

Wind wind stress and drag coefficient of ocean surface are very important parameters in the studies of ocean and atmospheric dynamics especially in that of air-sea interaction. It is shown in this paper that wind wind stress and drag coefficient of ocean surface can be measured remotely with high resolution by synthetic aperture radar (SAR). A model has been developed based on SAR imaging mechanisms of ocean surface capillary waves and short gravity waves. A Radarsat SAR image of coastal ocean of south of Hainan Island has been used to calculate wind stress and drag coefficient. Good results have been achieved.

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Date Published: 12 May 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5832, Optical Technologies for Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Studies, (12 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619760
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Jingsong Yang, State Key Lab. of Ocean Dynamic Processes and Satellite Oceanography, SOA (China)
Weigen Huang, State Key Lab. of Ocean Dynamic Processes and Satellite Oceanography, SOA (China)
Qingmei Xiao, State Key Lab. of Ocean Dynamic Processes and Satellite Oceanography, SOA (China)
Changbao Zhou, State Key Lab. of Ocean Dynamic Processes and Satellite Oceanography, SOA (China)
Paris W. Vachon, Canada Ctr. for Remote Sensing (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5832:
Optical Technologies for Atmospheric, Ocean, and Environmental Studies
Daren Lu; Gennadii G. Matvienko, Editor(s)

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