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Recent advances in ocean-surface characterization by a scanning-laser slope gauge
Author(s): Peter H.Y. Lee; James D. Barter; K. L. Beach; C. L. Hindman; Bruce M. Lake; H. Rungaldier; James C. Schatzman; J. C. Shelton; Richard N. Wagner; A. B. Williams; Richard W. Yee; Henry C. Yuen
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we describe TRW's latest version of the scanning laser slope gauge (SLSG) which was used to characterize the sea surface in a recent ocean experiment. The SLSG, capable of measuring the spatial distribution and temporal evolution of the surface slopes of a patch of ocean, provides ground truth data which form a quantitative basis for the understanding of ocean wind-wave interactions and the development and validation of radar scattering models relevant to ocean remote sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1749, Optics of the Air-Sea Interface: Theory and Measurement, (22 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138852
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Peter H.Y. Lee, TRW, Inc. (United States)
James D. Barter, TRW, Inc. (United States)
K. L. Beach, TRW, Inc. (United States)
C. L. Hindman, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Bruce M. Lake, TRW, Inc. (United States)
H. Rungaldier, TRW, Inc. (United States)
James C. Schatzman, TRW, Inc. (United States)
J. C. Shelton, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Richard N. Wagner, TRW, Inc. (United States)
A. B. Williams, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Richard W. Yee, TRW, Inc. (United States)
Henry C. Yuen, TRW, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1749:
Optics of the Air-Sea Interface: Theory and Measurement
Leland Estep, Editor(s)

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