Study of nearshore sea surface features by the navigational radar images

Li Chung Wu, Laurence Zsu Hsin Chuang, Chia Chuen Kao, Jong Hao Wang

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Abstract

Ocean remote sensing is a useful way to obtain different information from sea surface. A large number of studies have proved the feasibility and accuracy on estimating different parameters of ocean waves by the nautical X-band radar technology. In addition to be an operational instrument for wave observations, the X-band radar is also a potential tool for the studies of nearshore physical processes. The aim of our study is to discuss the relationship between the X-band radar backscatter and different sea surface features within the surf zone. We found that the relationship between sea echo intensities and tidal features within the tidal inlet is obvious. Based on the spectral analysis of sea echo data within the tidal inlet, we could confirm the components of diurnal tide and semi-diurnal tide from the spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages113-118
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event6th Chinese-German Joint Symposium on Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, CGJOINT 2012 - Keelung, Taiwan
Duration: 2012 Sep 232012 Sep 29

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Other6th Chinese-German Joint Symposium on Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, CGJOINT 2012
CountryTaiwan
CityKeelung
Period12-09-2312-09-29

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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Wu, L. C., Chuang, L. Z. H., Kao, C. C., & Wang, J. H. (2012). Study of nearshore sea surface features by the navigational radar images. 113-118. Paper presented at 6th Chinese-German Joint Symposium on Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, CGJOINT 2012, Keelung, Taiwan.