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A new method for significant wave height retrieval from SAR imagery
Author(s): Jingsong Yang; He Wang; Xiaoyan Chen; Rong Zhang; Weigen Huang
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Paper Abstract

A new method for retrieving significant wave height (SWH) directly from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery without prior knowledge of ocean wave spectra is presented. It is based on the azimuthal high-wavenumber cutoff effect and the empirical relationship between mean period and peak period of ocean waves. Envisat ASAR wave mode data are used in case studies. Comparison shows that the retrieved SWHs are in good agreement with data from GFO, TOPEX/Poseidon altimetry and ECMWF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7154, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment VI, 71540C (2 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804856
Show Author Affiliations
Jingsong Yang, Second Institute of Oceanography (China)
He Wang, Second Institute of Oceanography (China)
Xiaoyan Chen, Second Institute of Oceanography (China)
Rong Zhang, Second Institute of Oceanography (China)
Weigen Huang, Second Institute of Oceanography (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7154:
Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment VI
Azita Valinia; Peter H. Hildebrand; Seiho Uratsuka, Editor(s)

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