Coastal ocean surface current retrievals from sequences of TerraSAR-X images

William J. Emery, Martin Gade, Roland Romeiser

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Abstract

Coastal surface currents have been computed for years from sequential infrared and more recently ocean color imagery using the Maximum Cross Correlation (MCC) technique. Preliminary results suggest that this MCC method may be applied to sequential Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery yielding surface currents with a much higher spatial resolution which are independent of the presence of cloud cover which makes it impossible to use infrared or ocean color imagery. A requirement for the application of the MCC to SAR imagery is the presence of surface slicks, which are often related to ocean color patterns. Test applications are made to ENVISAT ASAR images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS
Pages1926-1929
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2006Aug 4 2006

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period7/31/068/4/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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