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Measurement of Extreme Wave Height by ERS-2 SAR and Numerical Wave Model (WAM)

Li, Xiao-Ming and König, Thomas and Lehner, Susanne and Schulz-Stellenfleth, Johannes (2007) Measurement of Extreme Wave Height by ERS-2 SAR and Numerical Wave Model (WAM). In: Proceedings of IGARSS 2007, pp. 905-908. IGARSS 2007 Conference - Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2007, 2007-07-23 - 2007-07-28, Barcelona, Spain. ISBN 978-1-4244-1212-9. ISSN 10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4422943

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The Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) onboard the European Satellite ERS-2 is operated in wave mode over the global oceans whenever no image mode data acquisition is requested. In the present paper new SAR algorithms to derive sea state at German Aerospace Center (DLR) are shortly introduced and used to determine SAR derived ocean parameters from wave mode data. Global Significant wave height statistics on a 3 by 3 grid derived by an empirical method (CWAVE) is presented in this paper for sea state analysis. A severe North Pacific storm that produced significant wave height above 10 m along the northern great circle shipping route is presented in the paper. The sea state generated is analyzed in more detail using the empirical method to derive significant wave height and compared to the ocean wave model WAM.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Measurement of Extreme Wave Height by ERS-2 SAR and Numerical Wave Model (WAM)
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Lehner, SusanneUNSPECIFIED
Schulz-Stellenfleth, JohannesUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of IGARSS 2007
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 905-908
Keywords:SAR wave mode data; extreme sea state; WAM
Event Title:IGARSS 2007 Conference - Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2007
Event Location:Barcelona, Spain
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2007-07-23 - 2007-07-28
Organizer:IEEE Org.
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung und Erprobung von Verfahren zur Gewässerfernerkundung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Marine Remote Sensing
Deposited By: Bärbel Bolowski
Deposited On:10 Apr 2008
Last Modified:18 Mar 2013 16:55

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