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A three-dimensional analysis of marine radar images for the determination of ocean wave directionality and surface currents

Young, Ian R.; Rosenthal, W.; Ziemer, F.


A series of spatial wave images recorded by a conventional marine radar is analyzed to determine the three-dimensional E(kx, ky, ω) spectrum. In the absence of a surface current the spectral energy in this three-dimensional wave number frequency space will lie on a shell defined by the dispersion relationship. Any deviation from the expected dispersion relationship can be interpreted as being due to a current induced Doppler shift of the wave frequency. A least squares curve fitting technique...[Show more]

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Date published: 1985-01-20
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans 90.C1 (1985): 1049-1059
DOI: 10.1029/JC090iC01p01049


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