Internal wave observed by shipboard marine radar

Li Chung Wu, Dong Jiing Doong, Chwen Ling Kuo, Cho Teng Liu, Chia Chuen Kao

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Ocean internal waves are dangerous for sailing ship, submarine and offshore platform. Since internal waves distribute in large-scale region in space domain, researches focus on detecting spatial characters of internal waves by remote sensing technologies recently, such as using satellite images. However, most of the satellites travel along their default tracks, it is not easy to obtain continuous images of internal waves. This paper presents the results of applying a marine X-band radar to be the internal wave observation instrument that can obtain continuous internal waves images. It is composed of the hardware device and the image process technology. This paper present the image process method to enhance internal wave features from radar backscatters. In year 2005, this instrument was installed on a fisher boat and successful detected a moving Internal Wave at South China Sea. MODIS satellite image and in-situ profile data of sea temperature are used for validation. By the introduction of this study, it is shown that a simple, cheap and theoretical base instrument was developed for ocean internal wave detecting

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The Sixteenth 2006 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2006
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event16th 2006 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 May 282006 Jun 2

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792


Other16th 2006 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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