Accession Number:

ADA128091

Title:

A Remote Sensing Experiment in the Nantucket Shoals (SEBEX).

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A remote sensing experiment in the Nantucket Shoals SEBEX is proposed for delineating and quantifying the oceanographic processes responsible for the surface expressions of bathymetry in the wave field and radar imagery over shallow water. For this purpose simultaneous and coordinated remote sensing, oceanographic, meteorological, hydrographic and bathymetric measurements are suggested. A successful experiment of this type requires precise navigation, better than or - 0.1 nmi, achieved with Loran C, and detailed three-dimensional sampling of the subsurface current field and temperature structure for proper correlation between the parameters. On the surface the Bragg resonant waves should be sampled at least at the resolution of SAR and SLAR radar systems. In SEBEX the dynamics of fronts and their interactions with internal waves also will be investigated. Author

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE