Accession Number : ADA141658

Title :   The Use of Satellite and Aircraft SAR to Detect and Chart Hazards to Navigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 82-Aug 83,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR RADAR DIV

Personal Author(s) : Kasischke,E S ; Shuchman,R A ; Lyden,J D ; Meadows,G A ; Lyzenga,D R

PDF Url : ADA141658

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 331

Abstract : A total survey of Seasat and SIR-A L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery for the presence of bottom-related surface patterns was completed. Aircraft X-band SAR data collected by an APD-10 system was also reviewed. Examples from these three SAR systems are presented which further illustrate the types of bottom-related surface patterns which appear on SAR imagery. A comparison of digital SAR image intensities versus depth data demonstrates the correlation of the SAR surface patterns to bottom features, and when combined with ancillary environmental data, demonstrates the dependence of SAR surface patterns on the ambient environmental conditions. First order hydrodynamic/electromagnetic models are presented which demonstrate how bottom-related surface patterns appear on SAR images.

Descriptors :   *Ocean surface, *Radar reflections, Hydrographic surveying, Synthetic aperture radar, L band, X band, Ocean waves, Internal waves, Correlation, Ocean bottom, Hazards, Image processing, Digital systems

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE