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Data fusion of significant wave height from multiple satellite altimeters
Author(s): Jingsong Yang; Xioyan Chen; Juan Wang; Rong Zhang; Weigen Huang
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Paper Abstract

Data fusion methods such as inverse distance to a power method, Kriging method and successive correction method are studied in this paper. The appropriate model and parameters for these methods are achieved for the fusion of ocean wave significant wave height (SWH) data from GFO, Jason-1 and Envisat altimeters in China seas and nearby. The factors which influence the fusion results are also analyzed. It is shown that (1) the characteristics and distribution of merged SWH data are consistent with the statistical data in the study area; (2) there is little difference between the merged results for different fusion methods in case the altimeter data are not sparse; (3) the window size of the filters is about 2.5°×2.5°-3°×3° to reach reasonable results; (4) data from at least 3 satellites are needed in the fusion processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7154, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Environment VI, 715408 (2 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804859
Show Author Affiliations
Jingsong Yang, Second Institute of Oceanography (China)
Xioyan Chen, Second Institute of Oceanography (China)
Juan Wang, 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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