Accession Number:

AD0777627

Title:

Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves from the Two-Dimensional Ocean Surface. 1. Linear Waves in the Presence of Current

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

PHYSICAL DYNAMICS INC BERKELEY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The scattering of electromagnetic waves from the ocean surface when a current is present is studied. The electromagnetic waves are singly scattered by two-dimensional linear surface gravity waves interacting with a surface current. The surface is described in terms of a Wigner function, i.e., the spectral density, which has finite spatial gradients. The effect of two dimensions on the spectral perturbation is explored in a preliminary calculation for a Phillips ambient spectrum.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE