An examination of two synthetic aperture radar wind retrieval models during NORCSEX '95

dc.contributor.advisorDavidson, Kenneth L.
dc.contributor.advisorWash, Carlyle H.
dc.contributor.authorHart, James Brian.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.dateDecember 1996
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:20:22Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:20:22Z
dc.date.issued1996-12
dc.description.abstractSynthetic Aperture Radar wind retrieval models have great potential to accurately depict the mesoscale wind field on the order of hundreds of meters. However, there are still significant hurdles to overcome in applying the theory in a fully automated algorithm. This thesis is a result of collaboration between the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen, Norway and the Naval Postgraduate School. It examines two wind retrieval models on basis of in-situ and remote data from NORCSEX 95 in the interest of improving our understanding and application of these models. The individual models are based on Bragg backscatter from the ocean surface however, the CMOD4 model is directly related to the backscatter while the SWA model is related to the spectral resolution of the backscatter field. Each model has specific advantages and disadvantages related to processing and automation. For this data set they show very good agreement with each other and with in-situ measurements. Plots of optimum wind vectors derived from a combination of CMOD4 and SWA wind vectors are shown to illustrate the high resolution wind fields available with this technology.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/anexaminationoft109458360
dc.format.extentix, 74 p.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/8360
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.authorSynthetic aperture radaren_US
dc.subject.authorCMOD4en_US
dc.subject.authorSWAen_US
dc.subject.authorNORCSEX '95en_US
dc.subject.authorERSen_US
dc.subject.authorMesoscale wind fieldsen_US
dc.titleAn examination of two synthetic aperture radar wind retrieval models during NORCSEX '95en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
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