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Spatial evolution of ocean wave spectra
Author and Affiliation:
Beal, R. C.(Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States)
Abstract: The spatially evolving deep water synthetic aperture radar (SAR) directional spectra of a mixed ocean wave system are compared with a comprehensive set of surface and aircraft measurements. The evolution of the SAR spectra, at least for ocean wavelengths greater than 80 m, is seen as generally consistent with the auxiliary data set in both time and space. From the spatial evolution of the angular component of the spectra, it is possible to project back to an apparent remote storm source that is also consistent with the storm location via GOES satellite imagery. The data provide compelling evidence that the spatial evolution of SAR ocean wave spectra can be a useful tool in global ocean wave monitoring and forecasting.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1981
Document ID:
19810061708
(Acquired Nov 30, 1995)
Accession Number: 81A46112
Subject Category: OCEANOGRAPHY
Document Type: Collected Works
Publication Information: (SEE A81-46104 22-48)
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NOAA-MO-A01-78-00-4330
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Johns Hopkins Univ.; Silver Spring, MD, United States
Description: 18p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AIR WATER INTERACTIONS; ENERGY SPECTRA; OCEAN SURFACE; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR; WATER WAVES; AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS; DEEP WATER; LASER APPLICATIONS; RADAR IMAGERY; SEASAT SATELLITES; TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION; WIND VELOCITY
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Spaceborne synthetic aperture radar for oceanography. (A81-46104 22-48) Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981, p. 110-127. NASA-Navy-supported research;
Availability Source: Other Sources
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