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Summary of Proposal OCE1656

TitleWind field and wave parameters retrieval using TerraSAR-X data
Investigator shao, weizeng - Ocean University of China, College of Physical and Environmental Oceanography
Team Member
Mr. Shao, Weizeng - Ocean University of China, College of Physical and Environmental Oceanography
Dr. Sun, Jian - Ocean University of China, College of Physical and Environmental Oceanography
SummaryIn recent years, particular efforts have been made to derive surface wind fields over the ocean from synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. Due to the high resolution of SAR images, the surface wind field and ocean wave detected from SAR images has the ability to discern the detailed structure of the atmospheric-marine phenomena. TheTerraSAR-X, e.g., the SpotLight image with swath of 30 km and spatial resolution of 1 m can significantly improve the detection of marine observation such as ocean wave. And the Stripmap image with swath of 50 km and spatial resolution of 3 m can be better used for wind field retrieval due to high resolution. The possibility to acquire dual-pol (inStripMap (SM) and SpotLight (SL) mode) data in the combination HH/VV gives the opportunity to better application in this study.

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