Accession Number : AD0783189

Title :   Advanced Marine Technology: Electro-Magnetic Roughness of the Ocean Surface, 2-30 MHz.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Dec 70-31 Oct 73,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF ADVANCED OCEAN ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Stewart,Robert H.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : The report is on a three-year project entitled 'Electromagnetic Roughness of the Ocean Surface, 2-30 MHz'. The work was concerned with using HF radio waves scattered from the sea surface primarily as a tool to measure the directional distribution of ocean wave energy. Other areas investigated were the breakdown of linear scattering theory at the high end of the HF radio band, and the use of scatter as a method to measure ocean currents remotely. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Ocean waves, *Ocean surface, *Electromagnetic scattering, Surface roughness, Radio waves, High frequency, Loran, Signal processing, Spectrum analysis

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE