Accession Number:

ADA011406

Title:

Measurement of Sea Scatter and Buoy Tracks at Long Ranges by High- Resolution OTH-B Radar

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Dec 1973-30 Sep 1974

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

A land-based over-the horizon backscatter OTH-B high-frequency HF radar located in California has been used for remote-monitoring operations in the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii in support of the North Pacific Experiment NORPAX. The radar has 1 detected and accurately tracked drifting buoys, each carrying a low-power HF repeater, 2 provided accurate position data on two research vessels, and 3 recorded sea backscatter data for subsequent correlation of Doppler spectra with measurements of wind direction, wind speed, and wave height.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE