Operational Retrieval of Sea-Surface Dynamics from SAR data for Safety and Security
Conference contribution, 2010

The European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme project SECTRONIC will provide information on safety and security to maritime infrastructures at a global scale. Focus of this paper is on two implemented algorithms that employ data from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors. The first algorithm retrieves wind direction directly from the SAR image using standard image processing techniques. Wind speed is estimated by the inversion of a geophysical model function (GMF), having wind direction estimates as an input. Operational implemetation of mentioned algorithms is described and an example of results is provided.

Local Gradient

met-ocean

CMOD5.

sea state

maritime infrastructure

security

wind retrieval

safety

Author

Gisela Carvajal

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Radar Remote Sensing

Leif Eriksson

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Radar Remote Sensing

Anatoliy Kononov

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Radar Remote Sensing

Sverre Thune Dokken

Subject Categories

Aerospace Engineering

Agricultural Science

Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources

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