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Coastal wind field retrievals from ERS synthetic aperture radar images

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dc.contributor.author Korsbakken, E.
dc.contributor.author Johannessen, Johnny A.
dc.contributor.author Johannessen, Ola M.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-03T08:16:31Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-03T08:16:31Z
dc.date.issued 1998-04-15
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans,103(C4): 7857–7874 en
dc.identifier.issn 0148-0227
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/97JC02580
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/812
dc.description.abstract A unique series of European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS) 1 and 2 C band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images was obtained off the southern coast of Norway during the Coast Watch’95 experiment in September 1995. In this paper we carry out a systematic analysis of the mesoscale coastal wind field conditions expressed in the SAR images. Four different categories of phenomena including windrows, fetch-limited seas, wind fronts, and oceanographic fronts are examined and discussed. The quantitative retrievals of the wind field are based on examination of both the SAR image backscatter characteristics and the spectral properties. Results are compared and validated against coincident ship and buoy data, providing complementary and independent observations of the oceanographic and meteorological conditions. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en
dc.rights Copyright 1998 American Geophysical Union en
dc.subject Meteorology en
dc.subject Remote sensing en
dc.subject Oceanography en
dc.title Coastal wind field retrievals from ERS synthetic aperture radar images en
dc.type Journal article en
dc.type Peer reviewed en


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