A Remote Sensing Experiment in the Nantucket Shoals (SEBEX).
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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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
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment