Towards an operational spaceborne system for high-resolution current measurements in coastal areas

Roland Romeiser, Hartmut Runge, Heiko Breit, Michael Eineder, Pierre Flament

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Abstract

Along-track interferometric synthetic aperture radar (along-track InSAR) is a new technology for imaging surface current fields from airborne or spaceborne platforms with accuracies of 0.1 m/s or better, spatial resolutions on the order of 10 to 1000 m, and swath widths of up to more than 100 km, depending on platform and instrument parameters. This is particularly attractive for the mapping and monitoring of current fields in coastal areas. The SRTM experiment on a Space Shuttle in early 2000 offered a first chance to demonstrate current measurements by InSAR from space. Although the SRTM configuration was not well suited for current measurements and the coverage of the ocean was very limited, some images of coastal scenes exhibit clear signatures of typical surface current patterns, which have been found to be in good agreement with theoretical predictions and to resolve current variations on spatial scales of about 1 km. The German satellite TerraSAR-X, which will be launched in 2005, will offer similar current measuring capabilities. Concepts for more specific, further optimized InSAR missions for oceanic applications are currently under investigation. We give an overview of these developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOceans 2003: Celebrating the Past... Teaming Toward the Future
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1524-1530
Number of pages7
Volume3
ISBN (Print)0933957300, 9780933957305
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventOceans 2003 - Marine Technology Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Conference, MTS/IEEE - San Diego, United States
Duration: Sep 22 2003Sep 26 2003

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OtherOceans 2003 - Marine Technology Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Conference, MTS/IEEE
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period9/22/039/26/03

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Electric current measurement
Space shuttles
Synthetic aperture radar
Satellites
Imaging techniques
Monitoring
Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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Romeiser, R., Runge, H., Breit, H., Eineder, M., & Flament, P. (2003). Towards an operational spaceborne system for high-resolution current measurements in coastal areas. In Oceans 2003: Celebrating the Past... Teaming Toward the Future (Vol. 3, pp. 1524-1530). [1282608] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2003.178093

Towards an operational spaceborne system for high-resolution current measurements in coastal areas. / Romeiser, Roland; Runge, Hartmut; Breit, Heiko; Eineder, Michael; Flament, Pierre.

Oceans 2003: Celebrating the Past... Teaming Toward the Future. Vol. 3 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2003. p. 1524-1530 1282608.

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

Romeiser, R, Runge, H, Breit, H, Eineder, M & Flament, P 2003, Towards an operational spaceborne system for high-resolution current measurements in coastal areas. in Oceans 2003: Celebrating the Past... Teaming Toward the Future. vol. 3, 1282608, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1524-1530, Oceans 2003 - Marine Technology Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Conference, MTS/IEEE, San Diego, United States, 9/22/03. https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2003.178093
Romeiser R, Runge H, Breit H, Eineder M, Flament P. Towards an operational spaceborne system for high-resolution current measurements in coastal areas. In Oceans 2003: Celebrating the Past... Teaming Toward the Future. Vol. 3. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2003. p. 1524-1530. 1282608 https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2003.178093
Romeiser, Roland ; Runge, Hartmut ; Breit, Heiko ; Eineder, Michael ; Flament, Pierre. / Towards an operational spaceborne system for high-resolution current measurements in coastal areas. Oceans 2003: Celebrating the Past... Teaming Toward the Future. Vol. 3 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2003. pp. 1524-1530
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