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Wind analysis on the observations of sand wave SAR images in Taiwan Shoal
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the relationship between the observations of submarine sand wave SAR images in Taiwan shoal and sea surface wind. A total of 43 SAR images over 11 years are collected and 496 profiles of sand wave SAR images are used, the wind are estimated from blended wind data and current direction is from mode. Results show submarine sand waves are observed by SAR under wind speed of 10 m/s, only littlie are imaged above 10 m/s. The number of observed sand waves reaches its maximum under the adverse wind direction, while the crosswind has its minimum. These support that low and middle wind speed and adverse wind direction are favorable for SAR imaging submarine sand waves, high wind speed and crosswind are unfavorable. The comparison between monthly mean wind speed and sand waves observed by SAR also shows a strong correlation between both, which is lower wind speeds, the higher probability of sand waves observed by SAR. This may indicate that the higher observation of the sand waves by SAR is partly due to wind speed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7105, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2008, 71050U (13 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.799895
Show Author Affiliations
Kaiguo Fan, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Ocean Univ. of China (China)
Weigen Huang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Mingxia He, Ocean Univ. of China (China)
Bin Fu, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Xilin Gan, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Huaguo Zhang, State Oceanic Administration (China)
Aiqin Shi, State Oceanic Administration (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7105:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions 2008
Charles R. Bostater Jr.; Stelios P. Mertikas; Xavier Neyt; Miguel Velez-Reyes, Editor(s)

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