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Fine-scale Features on the Sea Surface in Sar Satellite Imagery – Part 1: Simultaneous In-situ Measurements : Volume 9, Issue 5 (17/09/2012)

By Soloviev, A.

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Title: Fine-scale Features on the Sea Surface in Sar Satellite Imagery – Part 1: Simultaneous In-situ Measurements : Volume 9, Issue 5 (17/09/2012)  
Author: Soloviev, A.
Volume: Vol. 9, Issue 5
Language: English
Subject: Science, Ocean, Science
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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Dodge, R. E., Maingot, C., Matt, S., Brusch, S., Soloviev, A., Lehner, S.,...Perrie, W. (2012). Fine-scale Features on the Sea Surface in Sar Satellite Imagery – Part 1: Simultaneous In-situ Measurements : Volume 9, Issue 5 (17/09/2012). Retrieved from

Description: Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center, Dania Beach, USA. This work is aimed at identifying the origin of fine-scale features on the sea surface in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery with the help of in-situ measurements as well as numerical models (presented in a companion paper). We are interested in natural and artificial features starting from the horizontal scale of the upper ocean mixed layer, around 30–50 m. These features are often associated with three-dimensional upper ocean dynamics. We have conducted a number of studies involving in-situ observations in the Straits of Florida during SAR satellite overpass. The data include examples of sharp frontal interfaces, wakes of surface ships, internal wave signatures, as well as slicks of artificial and natural origin. Atmospheric processes, such as squall lines and rain cells, produced prominent signatures on the sea surface. This data has allowed us to test an approach for distinguishing between natural and artificial features and atmospheric influences in SAR images that is based on a co-polarized phase difference filter.

Fine-scale features on the sea surface in SAR satellite imagery – Part 1: Simultaneous in-situ measurements

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