Atmospheric signatures in SAR ocean imagery

R. C. Beal, D. R. Thompson, George Spencer Young, H. N. Shirer, T. D. Sikora

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Abstract

This paper reviews some of the important steps necessary to interpret multiscale atmospheric phenomena in SAR imagery, using examples from ERS-1. In some cases, it may be practical, with a combination of SAR imagery and conventional meteorological analysis, to effectively specify the MABL, including its depth and stability, surface wind speed and direction, and sea-surface stress or friction velocity, all on spatial scales down to a km or less. Such an application of SAR would represent a significant advance over conventional scatterometry, with typical spatial resolution of >20 km. This resolution is insufficient to resolve the turbulence structures in the MABL, and therefore also insufficient to deduce the surface wind corrected for atmospheric stability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
PublisherIEEE
Pages896-898
Number of pages3
Volume2
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'96. Part 1 (of 4) - Lincoln, NE, USA
Duration: May 28 1996May 31 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'96. Part 1 (of 4)
CityLincoln, NE, USA
Period5/28/965/31/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Geology

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    Beal, R. C., Thompson, D. R., Young, G. S., Shirer, H. N., & Sikora, T. D. (1996). Atmospheric signatures in SAR ocean imagery. In International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Vol. 2, pp. 896-898). IEEE.