A new approach to detect surface currents of complex flows using doppler marine radar

Lisa Nyman, Björn Lund, Roland Romeiser, Hans Graber, Jochen Horstmann

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Abstract

During a 2016 cruise to Palau, an X-Band, VV polarization Doppler Marine Radar (DMR) was installed on the R/V Roger Revelle. The DMR’s capabilities to receive Doppler velocity information is utilized in order to find surface currents. An algorithm was developed to extract full Doppler velocity vectors from radially averaged data on a rotating antenna every 1.5 minutes for all 10 days of the cruise. This algorithm can also produce fully 2-D Doppler velocity vector maps for locations seen from a variety of look directions as the ship moves. Statistical analysis is done to show that the time series of Doppler velocity has dependence on three crucial variables: ship motion, wind speed, and surface current. A functional relationship is determined from this. The overall validity of this functional relationship is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1493-1496
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671504
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 31 2018
Event38th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Jul 22 2018Jul 27 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Volume2018-July

Conference

Conference38th Annual IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period7/22/187/27/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Nyman, L., Lund, B., Romeiser, R., Graber, H., & Horstmann, J. (2018). A new approach to detect surface currents of complex flows using doppler marine radar. In 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018 - Proceedings (pp. 1493-1496). [8519168] (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS); Vol. 2018-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8519168