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Title: Surface current measurements using a microwave scatterometer
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Atlantic Remote Sensing Land Ocean Experiment
Microwave radar technology
Microwave scatterometer system
Surface currents
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-I-7.
Description: Technical note
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that ocean surface currents can be measured over areas of a few square meters using a microwave scatterometer system. This system consists of two small antennas, one each for transmitting and receiving, and the associated electronics, housed in a compact, portable package that can be readily transported to any site. It is easily installed and virtually maintenance free. Output is in the form of an analog voltage which is proportional to the line-of-sight, mean surface current. A strip chart recorder can be used to provide a hard-copy printout.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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