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The spatial evolution of t he directional wave spectrum in the Southern Ocean: Its relation to extreme waves in Agulhas CurrentAn experiment using the Shuttle Imaging Radar-B (SIR-B) to monitor certain properties of the ocean wave directional spectrum and to track the long swell systems as they propagate northward to encounter the Agulhas near the southeastern coast of Africa is discussed. The experiment is designed around the unique capability of SIR-B to overcome key limitations of the Seasat synthetic aperture radar data set, and to extend the existing Seasat results into new areas. Ocean wave systems will be tracked. The variable-incidence-angle capability to examine wave imaging quality will be utilized. Doppler current measurements will be attempted. An effort will be made to verify that the lower range-to-velocity ratio of SIR-B will lead to the improved response of azimuth-traveling wave systems.
Document ID
19850008904
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Beal, R. C. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Goldfinger, A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Irvine, D. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Monaldo, F. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Tilley, D. (ERIM Ann Arbor, United States)
Shuchman, R. (NOAA Washington, D.C., United States)
Lyzenga, D. (ERIM Ann Arbor, United States)
Lyden, J. (ERIM Ann Arbor, United States)
Deleonibus, P. (NOAA Washington, D.C., United States)
Rufenach, C. (Cape Town Univ.)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: JPL The SIR-B Sci. Invest. Plan
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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