Comparison of X-band SAR and COAMPS model wind fields and other air-sea interaction parameters in Monterey Bay

Samantha Ballard, Hans Graber, Michael Caruso, Roland Romeiser

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Abstract

The objective of this work is to better understand the air-sea interactions in coastal areas by developing an improved coastal synthetic aperture radar (SAR) wind retrieval algorithm. During the Coastal Land Air-Sea Interaction (CLASI) field experiment in June, 2016, X-band COSMO-SkyMed SAR images were acquired over Monterey Bay, CA. Wind fields were derived from these images using the Mouche X-band SAR wind retrieval algorithm and compared to the wind fields from the corresponding Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS) model outputs. Additional data from coastal tower measurements and other relevant sources are utilized to gain insight on a specific feature present in the SAR images, in addition to quantifying temporal and spatial surface roughness scales near the Monterey Bay coastline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages7941-7944
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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    Ballard, S., Graber, H., Caruso, M., & Romeiser, R. (2018). Comparison of X-band SAR and COAMPS model wind fields and other air-sea interaction parameters in Monterey Bay. In 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2018 - Proceedings (pp. 7941-7944). [8518950] (International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS); Vol. 2018-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8518950