Accession Number : ADA111884

Title :   Measurements of Near Surface Kinematics under Waves and Winds.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1979-1981,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Suhayda,Joseph N

PDF Url : ADA111884

Report Date : Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : This report presents the results of the measurement of the drift of buoys during the MARSEN experiment, September and October 1979 and the numerical simulation of sea surface kinematics influenced by waves. The buoy observations were made by tracking the position of the buoys using a radio direction finder. The buoy drogues were deployed at various depths below the surface to study the velocity profile. The numerical model was used to predict wave properties at a sub-wavelength scale equal to that obtained with synthetic aperture radar so that deterministic SAR images could be made. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Synthetic aperture radar, Radio direction finders, Buoys, Drift, Ocean surface, Kinematics, Ocean waves, Wind, Coastal regions, Waveforms, Mathematical models

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE