Environmental influences on nearshore X-band navigational radar images

Li Chung Wu, S. Tang, Ching Jer Huang, Chia Chuen Kao

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Abstract

Shore based X-band navigational radars are becoming operational instruments for spatial and temporal mappings of surface waves and coastal currents. The quality of retrieved data, however, remains to be examined. In a campaign to refine retrieval algorithms for wave and current data with navigational radar, we have reviewed images acquired from our shore-based radar system located near a tidal inlet with complex bathymetry. Both wind and waves are measured from a nearby data buoy; water level is also monitored from a tide station. Radar echo intensities in the grids along the straight line extending from the offshore to inlet are further analyzed; linear wind and wave dependences of normalized sea echo intensities are most effective at the grids away from the inlet; tidal influence of sea echo is most significant at grid located in the inlet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgram Book - OCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Yeosu
Subtitle of host publicationThe Living Ocean and Coast - Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1
EventOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Yeosu Conference: The Living Ocean and Coast - Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities - Yeosu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2012 May 212012 May 24

Publication series

NameProgram Book - OCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Yeosu: The Living Ocean and Coast - Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities

Other

OtherOCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Yeosu Conference: The Living Ocean and Coast - Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityYeosu
Period12-05-2112-05-24

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  • Ocean Engineering

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Wu, L. C., Tang, S., Huang, C. J., & Kao, C. C. (2012). Environmental influences on nearshore X-band navigational radar images. In Program Book - OCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Yeosu: The Living Ocean and Coast - Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities [6263435] (Program Book - OCEANS 2012 MTS/IEEE Yeosu: The Living Ocean and Coast - Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities). https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS-Yeosu.2012.6263435