Detection of breaking waves using X-band pulse radar in the river mouth region

H. C. Chan, J. M. Leu, M. C. Lee, Y. C. Lin, F. C. Ou

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Abstract

The detection and characterization of breaking waves using X-band pulsed Doppler microwave radar are studied experimentally. Field experiments were conducted at the Shuang-Si estuary in the north of Taiwan in the winter of 2005. Results show that the maxima radar cross section and Doppler frequency shift can be used to characterize wave breaking zones. Base on observations of breaking waves, the wave breaking zones are shown to be located at water depths of 1.8 to 2.2 m in the experimental site. In general, the results indicate that a radar system has the potential to delineate the spatial variation of breaking waves clearly and that this is sufficient to achieve a measurement operation for near-shore air-sea interaction events.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges of Change - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010
Pages344-352
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 2
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010: Challenges of Change - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: 2010 May 162010 May 20

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010: Challenges of Change - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010: Challenges of Change
CountryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Period10-05-1610-05-20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology

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