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Detection of Rouge waves from Space

Lehner, Susanne and Rosenthal, Wolfgang and Schulz-Stellenfleth, Johannes and Niedermeier, Andreas and Nieto-Borge, Jose Carlos (2003) Detection of Rouge waves from Space. In: Proceeding of the 22nd International conference on Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engineering. OMAE 2003, Cancun, Mexico, 8-13 June, 2003. ISBN 0-7918-3672-X.

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Space borne Synthetic aperture radar are able to provide high resolution measurements of ocean waves on a global scale. SAR is still the only instrument providing directional information on waves on a continuous basis in the open ocean. The present study uses a reprocessed data set of complex SAR images acquired by the European Remote Sensing satellite ERS-2 to estimate different wave parameters relevant for ship security. In addition, a new method is presented to derive two dimensional sea surface elevation fields from complex SAR data. The method permits to analyze wave fields in more detail than conventional SAR wave measurement techniques, which only estimate the wave spectrum. The technique provides parameters like maximum to significant wave height ratios, wave steepness, or the probability of wave breaking. Global maps and statistics of the new parameters are presented

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2004, monograph_id=37483,
Title:Detection of Rouge waves from Space
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Lehner, SusanneUNSPECIFIED
Rosenthal, WolfgangGKSS
Schulz-Stellenfleth, JohannesUNSPECIFIED
Niedermeier, AndreasUNSPECIFIED
Nieto-Borge, Jose CarlosUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Proceeding of the 22nd International conference on Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engineering
Event Title:OMAE 2003, Cancun, Mexico, 8-13 June, 2003
Organizer:OMAE 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):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute
Deposited By: Bärbel Bolowski
Deposited On:08 Feb 2006
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 22:22

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