Wind and Wave Parameters of West Coast of India Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data

Pai, Jagadeesha B and Kumar, Raj and Sarkar, Abhijith and Bhowmick, Sunchandra Aich and Hegde, Vittal and Dwarakish, G S (2009) Wind and Wave Parameters of West Coast of India Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 2 (2). pp. 125-134. ISSN 0974-5904

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The aim of this paper is to evaluate Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capability to estimate the wind vector and two dimensional wave spectra, in the coastal waters off Gujarat, India. In the present study directional wave spectrum has been estimated using the quasi-linear method. The resulting ocean wave spectrum has been compared with the in-situ buoy data and ocean wave model-derived spectrum. The results show a good match between them. An attempt has also been made to determine wind speed and direction information for the same region using CMOD4 algorithm and the results have been compared with the QuikSCAT derived winds. It was also found that SAR is able to provide finer features and up to very near to the coastal region in comparison to the Scatterometer winds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), wave spectra, wind speed, wave rider buoy, wave model
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2015 11:42
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2015 11:44

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