Accession Number : ADA572610


Title :   Wind Retrieval using Marine Radars


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : NATO UNDERSEA RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)


Personal Author(s) : Horstmann, Jochen


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a572610.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : Within the High Resolution Air-Sea Interaction (HiRes) DRI the NATO Undersea Research Center (NURC) wants to develop and validate methodologies to retrieve wind field parameters from X-band marine radar. The main parameters NURC will focus on are the mean surface wind vector as well as the wind gusts in vicinity of the measurement platform (within 2000 m). In contrast to traditional wind measurements marine radar retrieved winds are not influenced by the blockage and shadowing of the platform itself. Therefore, we expect marine radars to be an ideal solution to measure winds operationally from large platforms and ships. As the wind information is an important parameter in the marine radar wave measurement and the wave modelling, we anticipate our wind information will help to improve the measuring and modelling activities of phase-resolved surface wave fields undertaken within HiRes.


Descriptors :   *RADAR IMAGES , *WIND DIRECTION , AIR WATER INTERACTIONS , ALGORITHMS , AZIMUTH , FAST FOURIER TRANSFORMS , HIGH RESOLUTION , RADAR , STATISTICS , WIND , WIND VELOCITY , X BAND


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE