Simulation of radar backscatter and Doppler shifts of wave-current interaction in the presence of strong tidal current
|Author(s)||Hansen M. W.1, Kudryavtsev V.1, 2, 3, Chapron Bertrand4, Johannessen J. A.1, 5, Collard Fabrice6, Dagestad K. -F.1, Mouche Alexis6|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Nansen Environm Remote Sensing Ctr, NO-5006 Bergen, Norway.
2 : Nansen Int Environm & Remote Sensing Ctr, St Petersburg, Russia.
3 : Inst Marine Hydrophys, Sevastopol, Ukraine.
4 : IFREMER, Plouzane, France.
5 : Univ Bergen, Inst Geophys, N-5020 Bergen, Norway.
6 : Collecte Localisat Satellites, Direct Radar Applicat, Plouzane, France.
|Source||Remote Sensing Of Environment (0034-4257) (Elsevier Science Inc), 2012-05 , Vol. 120 , P. 113-122|
|WOS© Times Cited||21|
|Keyword(s)||SAR, Tidal current, Waves, Normalized radar cross section, Doppler velocity|
|Abstract||A radar imaging model including a Doppler shift module is presented for quantitative studies of radar observations of wave-current interaction in a strong tidal current regime. The model partitions the Doppler shift into the relative contribution arising from the motion of the backscattering facets including Bragg waves, specular points, and breaking waves that are advected by and interact with the underlying surface current. Simulated and observed normalized radar cross sections and Doppler shifts for different environmental conditions and radar parameters are compared and discussed. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.|