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Ocean surface monitoring based on GPS kinematic positioning
Author(s): Congwei Hu; Wu Chen; Jicang Wu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the conventional GPS kinematic positioning method and precise point positioning method for ocean surface monitoring are briefly presented and their corresponding pros and cons for sea level monitoring are also discussed. Then, algorithms for ocean surface parameter estimation from the GPS height component are introduced, which uses the spectral analysis method to extract sea level tide and sea wave parameters. A 48 hours GPS field data set by GPS buoy is used to evaluate the methods presented here. First, the height component analysis is performed to obtain the low-frequency and high-frequency signals which consist of ocean tide and wave components. Then, a wavelet transformation is performed to the high frequency series in order to detect the main wave period of about 10 second. The results show that GPS kinematic positioning technique can not only be used for ocean positioning but can also be used to monitor the ocean surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7471, Second International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes, 74710Z (9 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.836332
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Congwei Hu, Tongji Univ. (China)
Wu Chen, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong, China)
Jicang Wu, Tongji Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7471:
Second International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes
Xianfeng Zhang; Jonathan Li; Guoxiang Liu; Xiaojun Yang, Editor(s)

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