Accession Number:

ADA523811

Title:

Integrating Marine Radar Observations into Nearshore Modeling Systems

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The long-range goal of this research is to extend the scientific basis for extracting environmental information regarding the nearshore ocean from remote sensing data. In particular, we seek to quantify how both optical and remote sensors image the breaking of waves in shallow water. The objectives of this project are as follows 1 Assemble a marine radar wave observation system suitable for the nearshore ocean. Deploy assembled system at Duck, NC 2. Collect a long time series weeks to months of radar and video data, including both time-exposure and time-series products 3 Assistcollaborate with the effort to incorporate radar time-exposures from an ongoing collection effort into the Beach Wizard data assimilation program and interpret differences in model outputs arising from the different input data sources 4 Analyze the differences between the wave breaking signals at wave time scales i.e. not time exposures for both optical and microwave wavelengths and relate the different signals to the underlying nearshore wave field 5 Investigate potential model parameterizations for predicting the coverage of whitewater and foam that will generate clutter at optical wavelengths.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE