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Mapping ocean surface topography with a synthetic-aperture interferometry radar
Author(s): Lee-Lueng Fu; Ernesto Rodriguez
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Paper Abstract

We propose to apply the technique of synthetic aperture radar interferometry to the measurement of ocean surface topography at spatial resolution approaching 1 km. The measurement will have wide ranging applications in oceanography, hydrology, and marine geophysics. The oceanographic and related societal applications are briefly discussed in the paper. To meet the requirements for oceanographic applications, the instrument must be flown in an orbit with proper sampling of ocean tides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6361, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X, 63610J (3 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.688476
Show Author Affiliations
Lee-Lueng Fu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Ernesto Rodriguez, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6361:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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