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Advances in Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Oceans

1st Edition

By Victor Raizer

CRC Press

262 pages | 31 Color Illus. | 81 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book demonstrates the capabilities of passive microwave technique for enhanced observations of ocean features, including the detection of (sub)surface events and/or disturbances while laying out the benefits and boundaries of these methods. It represents not only an introduction and complete description of the main principles of ocean microwave radiometry and imagery, but also provides guidance for further experimental studies. Furthermore, it expands the analysis of remote sensing methods, models, and techniques and focuses on a high-resolution multiband imaging observation concept. Such an advanced approach provides readers with a new level of geophysical information and data acquisition granting the opportunity to improve their expertise on advanced microwave technology, now an indispensable tool for diagnostics of ocean phenomena and disturbances.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Preface

Acknowledgments

Author

Introduction

Basic Definition

Instrument Performance

Data Processing, Analysis, and Interpretation

Theoretical Aspect

Historical Chronology

Objectives of This Book

Ocean Phenomena

Introduction

Structure of the Ocean–Atmosphere Interface

Classification of Surface Waves

Generation and Statistics of Wind Waves

Wave Breaking and Disperse Media

Thermohaline Finestructure

Double-Diffusive Convection and Instabilities

Self-Similarity and Turbulent Intrusions

Summary

Microwave Emission of the Ocean

Main Factors and Mechanisms

Dielectric Properties of Seawater

Influence of Surface Waves and Wind

Impact of Breaking Waves

Contributions from Foam, Whitecap, Bubbles, and Spray

Measuring the (Sub)Surface Turbulence

Emissivity of Oil Spills and Pollutions

Influence of Atmosphere

Summary

Simulation and Prediction of Ocean Data

Basic Description

Multifactor Microwave Model

Mathematical Formulation

Examples of Data Simulations

Composition Multiband Imagery

Data Fusion

Summary.

High-Resolution Multiband Techniques and Observations

Introduction

Historical Background

Basic Concept

Analysis of Microwave Data

Observations

Summary

Applications for Advanced Studies.

Surface Disturbances and Instabilities

(Sub)Surface Wakes

Wave–Wave Interactions

Thermohaline Anomaly

Internal Waves

Wave Breaking Patterns

Summary

Index

About the Author

Dr. Victor Raizer, physicist and researcher, has more than 30 years of experience in remote sensing and its applications. Over the years he was involved in various airspace programs, field experiments, laboratory, and theoretical investigations. His scientific work focused on optical and microwave observations, modeling, analysis and interpretation of complex data.His expertise includes the development and application of advanced remote sensing technologies for ocean studies and detection purposes.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC024000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Microwaves
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems