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TerraSAR-X observations of the northeastern Adriatic bora: Early results

Kuzmic, Milivoj and Li, Xiao-Ming and Grisogono, Branko and Tomazic, Igor and Lehner, Susanne (2013) TerraSAR-X observations of the northeastern Adriatic bora: Early results. Acta Adriatica, 54 (1), pp. 13-26. Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries. ISSN 1846-0453.

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Some early results of the TerraSAR - X observations of the northeastern Adriatic bora wind are presented in this paper. TerraSAR - X is a German X - band radar satellite launched in 2007 that carries phased array X - band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) operating in different polarizations and providing multiple imaging modes. SAR backscatter can be used to derive wind fields at spatial re solution that no other instrument can provide. Terrain - induced jet and wake patterns are particularly conductive to the SAR - instrument examination. Bora, a cold and dry downslope wind blowing from north - easterly directions on the e astern side of the Adriatic Sea, exhibits such a response. Since bora is primarily winter wind and the town of Senj is known for frequent and severe bora episodes we focus on TerraSAR - X scenes collected in the winter s of 2011 and 2012 over an area with Senj roughly in its center. Recently developed XMOD2 geophysical model function is used for wind magnitude derivation, whereas the WRF model was employed to estimate the wind direction. The selected TerraSAR - X scenes have captured representative bora events exhibiting rich details in bora - induced jet and wake patterns on the lee of the Dinaric Alps. T h e details registered in the normalized radar cross section response strongly suggest the need for still higher resolution numerical simulations in order to properly model the orographic impact on and the fine details in the surface wind field. Comparisons with both research and operational modeling results indicate that the currently used geophysical model function may benefit from enlarging the matchup data base with samples of severe winds.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/83056/
Document Type:Article
Title:TerraSAR-X observations of the northeastern Adriatic bora: Early results
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Kuzmic, MilivojRuder Boskovic Institute Zagreb, CroatiaUNSPECIFIED
Grisogono, BrankoUniversity Zagreb, CoratiaUNSPECIFIED
Tomazic, IgorRuder Boskovic Institute Zagreb, CroatiaUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2013
Journal or Publication Title:Acta Adriatica
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 13-26
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Dulčić, JakovInstitute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split, CroatiaUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries
Series Name:Acta Adriatica
Keywords:TerraSAR-X, SAR
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben hochauflösende Fernerkundungsverfahren (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > SAR Signal Processing
Deposited On:28 Jun 2013 12:01
Last Modified:23 Jul 2022 13:43

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