A Method for Approximating Surface Elevation from a Shore Mounted X-Band Radar with a Low Grazing Angle

Charles Greenwood, James Morrison, Arne Vögler

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    Abstract

    X-band radar provides a spatial backscatter results over a large area. This shows wave features to be clearly visible over a large area providing an advantage over standard in situ measurements. This paper suggests a new method of quantifying surface elevation in an almost real-time method by applying a second order Stokes waves in shadow regions (troughs). The initial results show the artificial wave trough method having an improvement in phase and magnitude when compared to independent in situ measurements. This method provides a better representation of the surface elevation. Once refined, the real time surface elevation can be used as boundary conditions for a short-term wave-forecasting model.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
    Place of PublicationSan Francisco, USA
    Volume1
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-880653-97-5
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2017
    EventThe 27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference - San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
    Abbreviated titleISOPE
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco
    Period25/06/1730/06/17

    Keywords

    • Surface Elevation; Radar; Wave Measurements; Real-time; Wave Buoy; AWAC

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