344 pages | 144 Color Illus. | 39 B/W Illus.
The oceans cover approximately 71% of Earth’s surface, 90% of the biosphere and contains 97% of Earth’s water. Since the first launch of SEASAT satellite in 1978, an increasing number of SAR satellites have or will become available, such as the European Space Agency’s ERS-1/-2, ENVISAT, and Sentinel-1 series; the Canadian RADARSAT-1/-2 and the upcoming RADARSAT Constellation Mission series satellites; the Italian COSMO-SkyMed satellites, the German TERRASAR-X and TANDEM-X, and the Chinese GAOFEN-3 SAR, among others. Recently, European Space Agency has launched a new generation of SAR satellites, Sentinel-1A in 2014 and Sentinel-1B in 2016. These SAR satellites provide researchers with free and open SAR images necessary to carry out their research on the global oceans. The scope of Advances in SAR Remote Sensing of Oceans is to demonstrate the types of information that can be obtained from SAR images of the oceans, and the cutting-edge methods needed for analysing SAR images.
Written by leading experts in the field, and divided into four sections, the book presents the basic principles of radar backscattering from the ocean surface; introduces the recent progresses in SAR remote sensing of dynamic coastal environment and management; discusses the state-of-the-art methods to monitor parameters or phenomena related to the dynamic ocean environment; and deals specifically with new techniques and findings of marine atmospheric boundary layer observations.
Advances in SAR Remote Sensing of Oceans is a very comprehensive and up-to-date reference intended for use by graduate students, researchers, practitioners, and R&D engineers working in the vibrant field of oceans, interested to understand how SAR remote sensing can support oceanography research and applications.
Section I Background
Chapter 1 Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Radar
Chapter 2 Radar Scattering of Ocean Surfaces with Anisotropic Ocean
Spectrum Using NMM3D Simulations
Chapter 3 Sensitivity Analysis of Bistatic Scattering from Sea Surface at
Section II Coast Zone and Man-Made
Chapter 4 Oil Fields Observation Using Polarimetric SAR
Chapter 5 Oil Spills Detection and Classification with Fully and Compact
Chapter 6 Ocean Surface Pollutant Monitoring and Trajectory Simulation
Chapter 7 Exposed Intertidal Flats Monitoring by Polarimetric SAR
Chapter 8 SAR Detection of Ocean Bottom Topography
Chapter 9 Ship Characterization and Analyses in Sentinel-1 Imagery
Based on a Large and Open Dataset
Section III Ocean Environment Monitoring
Chapter 10 SAR Remote Sensing of Internal Solitary Waves in the Ocean
Chapter 11 Joint Retrieval of Directional Ocean Wave Spectra from SAR
Chapter 12 Mediterranean Eddy Statistics Based on Multiple SAR Imagery
Chapter 13 Mode-2 Internal Solitary Waves in the Ocean
Section IV Marine Atmospheric Boundary
Chapter 14 Oceanographic Aspect of Tropical Cyclone Wind and Wave
Chapter 15 Application of SAR-Derived Sea Surface Winds in Data
Chapter 16 The Effect of Rain on Radar Backscattering from the Ocean