Status report on the remote sensing of current features by spaceborne synthetic aperture radar

Roland Romeiser, Susanne Ufermann, Stefan Kern

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Abstract

Spatial variations in ocean surface currents can become visible in synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images via hydrodynamic modulation of the surface roughness. The interpretation of such SAR signatures is a challenging problem, since the imaging mechanism is quite complex and nonlinear and cannot be inverted easily. Furthermore, the distinction between SAR signatures of current features and other phenomena can be difficult. However, SAR is the only existing technique for the observation of current variations on spatial scales of tens of meters from satellites. There is a vital demand for such information, particularly in coastal regions. A variety of algorithms have been developed for the retrieval of information on current features from SAR images for different purposes. We give an overview of the state of the art, existing and potential applications, and future perspectives and requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
EditorsH. Lacoste
Pages105-123
Number of pages19
Edition565
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Second Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR - Svalbard, Norway
Duration: Sep 8 2003Sep 12 2003

Other

OtherProceedings of the Second Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR
CountryNorway
CitySvalbard
Period9/8/039/12/03

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Synthetic aperture radar
Remote sensing
Hydrodynamics
Surface roughness
Modulation
Space-based radar
Satellites
Imaging techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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Romeiser, R., Ufermann, S., & Kern, S. (2004). Status report on the remote sensing of current features by spaceborne synthetic aperture radar. In H. Lacoste (Ed.), European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP (565 ed., pp. 105-123)

Status report on the remote sensing of current features by spaceborne synthetic aperture radar. / Romeiser, Roland; Ufermann, Susanne; Kern, Stefan.

European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. ed. / H. Lacoste. 565. ed. 2004. p. 105-123.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Romeiser, R, Ufermann, S & Kern, S 2004, Status report on the remote sensing of current features by spaceborne synthetic aperture radar. in H Lacoste (ed.), European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. 565 edn, pp. 105-123, Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR, Svalbard, Norway, 9/8/03.
Romeiser R, Ufermann S, Kern S. Status report on the remote sensing of current features by spaceborne synthetic aperture radar. In Lacoste H, editor, European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. 565 ed. 2004. p. 105-123
Romeiser, Roland ; Ufermann, Susanne ; Kern, Stefan. / Status report on the remote sensing of current features by spaceborne synthetic aperture radar. European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP. editor / H. Lacoste. 565. ed. 2004. pp. 105-123
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