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Use of SAR wind measurements to support offshore wind farming

Schneiderhan, Tobias and Lehner, Susanne and Schulz-Stellenfleth, Johannes and Horstmann, Jochen (2005) Use of SAR wind measurements to support offshore wind farming. In: Proceedings of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Working Group on Calibration and Validation Synthetic Aperture Radar Workshop 2004, pp. 1-7. CEOS SAR workshop, Ulm, Deutschland, 25-27 Mai 2004.

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Abstract

Active microwave radar satellites transmit and receive radar signals with wavelengths in the range of centimeters to one meter thus measuring the roughness of the sea surface, which enables the retrieval of wind and ocean wave fields. Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR) are capable of imaging synoptic wind fields with a coverage of up to 500 km x 500 km and a resolution of down to 100 m. As the radar signals penetrate clouds these sensors have all weather capability [1] and can acquire data as well during nighttime. Therefore, they are especially suited for sea surface observations in coastal regions and in severe weather conditions [2]. Since the launch of the European remote sensing satellites ERS-1 and ERS-2, the Canadian satellite RADARSAT-1 and the European environmental satellite ENVISAT, satellites have been acquiring SAR images over the oceans on a continuous basis since 1991. Their high resolution and large spatial coverage make them a valuable tool for measuring wind fields especially in coastal areas and for comparisons of wind fields around wind park sites. The derived information can support offshore wind farming in optimal siting and optimal design and help to estimate their effects on the environment

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2004, monograph_id=25 (on CD ROM),
Title:Use of SAR wind measurements to support offshore wind farming
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Schneiderhan, TobiasUNSPECIFIED
Lehner, SusanneUNSPECIFIED
Schulz-Stellenfleth, JohannesUNSPECIFIED
Horstmann, JochenGKSS
Date:2005
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Working Group on Calibration and Validation Synthetic Aperture Radar Workshop 2004
Page Range:pp. 1-7
Editors:
EditorsEmail
ESA, UNSPECIFIED
Status:Published
Event Title:CEOS SAR workshop, Ulm, Deutschland, 25-27 Mai 2004
Organizer:European Space Agency (ESA)
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:10 Feb 2006
Last Modified:06 Jan 2010 22:29

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