Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery of the Ocean Surface During the Coastal Mixing and Optics Experiment
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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The long-term scientific goal of this effort is to understand the advantages and limitations involved in extracting quantitative information of oceanographic importance from Synthetic Aperture Radar SAR imagery of the ocean surface. The principal scientific objectives of this investigation are to delineate the 2-dimensional spatial characteristics of oceanic processes associated with coastal mixing and optics and to validate and improve our understanding of the physics that governs the imaging of oceanographic features such as internal waves, surface waves, and water-mass boundaries by microwave SAR. Our effort is unique in that it is supported by a large variety of in situ measurements collected during the Coastal Mixing and Optics CMO experiment. These measurements, which include density and current profiles, surface wave spectra, and standard meteorological measurements, are precisely the ones needed to accomplish our objective.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment