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Satellite SAR Detection of Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Dynamic Processes


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Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Volume 44
WS Publishing | 2017 | ISBN: 9814749028 9814749001 9789814749008 9789814749022 | 341 Pages | PDF | 22 MB

This special book aims to provide the updated theories and methods for the use of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) onboard satellites to detect ocean processes, i.e., SAR ocean remote sensing. It is a hi-tech application field having been developed since late 1970s and become a powerful tool for obtaining dynamic signatures from the remote and broad ocean.

Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) as a form of radar to create images of objects, uses the motion of the radar antenna over a targeted region to provide finer spatial resolution than is possible with conventional beam-scanning radars by mounting the antenna on a moving platform such as an aircraft or spacecraft. As antenna aperture (the "size" of the antenna) is defined by the distance the SAR device travels over a target in the time taken for the radar pulses to return to the antenna, the larger the aperture is, the higher the image resolution, therefore, this enables SAR to create high resolution images with comparatively small physical antennas.

Readership: Graduate, academics and professionals in the field of satellite oceanography, ocean engineering, geophysics, electrical and electronic engineering, and earth science.

Contents
Principles of Radar Imaging of Ocean Processes
Sub-Mesoscale Ocean Vortex Train
Spirals on the Sea
Ocean Near-Inertial Oscillations
Estuary Outflow Jet
Ocean Internal Waves: I. Dynamics and Parameter Extraction
Ocean Internal Waves: II. Statistical Analysis
Ocean Bottom Topography: I. Longitudinal Flow Passing Over Parallel Topographic Corrugations
Ocean Bottom Topography: II. Traverse Flow Passing Over Periodical Topography
Ocean Bottom Topography: III. Stratified Flow Passing Over Isolated Topography
Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer Processes
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