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Remote sensing of Gulf Stream using GEOS-3 radar altimeter

Clifford D Leitao

Remote sensing of Gulf Stream using GEOS-3 radar altimeter

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Office, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in Washington, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Artificial satellites,
  • Altimeter,
  • Remote sensing,
  • Gulf Stream

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    StatementClifford D. Leitao, Norden E. Huang, and Carlos G. Parra
    SeriesNASA technical paper ; 1209
    ContributionsHuang, N. E. 1937-, Parra, C. G., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Office
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31 p. :
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14932031M

    Covid Safety Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help. Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow) to review and enter to select.   Measurement of Creep on the Calaveras Fault at Coyote Dam using Terrestrial Radar Interferometry (TRI).   ESA has had at least one working radar altimeter in polar orbit since July , when ERS-1 was launched. ESA’s first Earth Observation spacecraft was joined by ERS-2 . Advances in satellite oceanography Advances in satellite oceanography Brown, Otis B.; Cheney, Robert E. Progress has been made in the past four years by U.S. scientists in the development and application of active and passive satellite remote sensing techniques to the study of oceanic processes. This report summarizes technical advances and recent applications.


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Remote sensing of Gulf Stream using GEOS-3 radar altimeter by Clifford D Leitao Download PDF EPUB FB2

Remote sensing of Gulf Stream using GEOS-3 radar altimeter. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Remote sensing of Gulf Stream using GEOS-3 radar altimeter book ; Springfield, Va.: for sale by the National Technical Information Service, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document.

The nearly continuous years of altimeter data in the western North Atlantic Ocean from the GEOS 3 mission (April to November ) have been used to study the seasonal variability of the Gulf Stream. International Journal of Remote Sensing, /, 33, 21, (), The meandering Gulf Stream as seen by Cited by: The GEOS-3 Radar Altimeter is a precision satellite radar developed primarily to measure ocean surface topography and sea state.

Remote Sensing of Gulf Stream Using GEOS-3 Radar Altimeter, NASA Technical PaperNational Aeronautics and Space Administration, 31 pp. Martin, C.F., The noise figure of the GEOS-3 altimeter coupled with orbital tracking errors have prevented the direct use of altimetry data in making detailed studies of steady or quasi-steady phenomena, such.

about the oceans. To this end it carried three radar instruments: an altimeter, a scatterometer, and a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) (these are still the most important types of radar sensors for remote sensing; their principles are described in Section 5).

The Seasat mission lasted only days, but it produced truly remarkable images. KLEMAS, V., Remote sensing of coastal and ocean currents: an overview.

Journal of Coastal Research, 28(3), – West Palm Beach (Florida), ISSN Keywords: Altimeter, remote sensing, radiometer measurements, and ocean topography Measurement System The TOPEX/Poseidon uses altimeter to provide levels of precision previously unobtainable in global sea level measurements.

The measurement system is very complicated so we're just going to focus on how the satellite's measurement is optimized.

This book starts with an overview of GIS technology, what GIS technology is, what it can do, what software products are available, etc. in Tropical and Subtropical Areas offers a complete and thorough system for using optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing data for improving imp Practical Handbook of Remote Sensing.

The altimeter aboard the GEOS-3 satellite was the first to achieve a precision of approximately 50 cm in height measurement.

This was sufficient to measure the 1- to 2-meter sea surface height difference across the Gulf Stream. In fact, the first altimetric observations of ocean dynamics phenomena took place from the GEOS 3 Microwave bands commonly used in radar remote sensing: (see table ) • Ka, K, and Ku bands: very short wavelengths used in early airborne radar systems but uncommon today.

• X-band: used extensively on airborne systems for military terrain mapping. • C-band: common on many airborne research systems (CCRS Convair and NASA AirSAR) and spaceborne systems (including ERS-1. The noise figure of the GEOS-3 altimeter coupled with orbital tracking errors have prevented the direct use of altimetry data in making detailed studies of steady or quasi-steady phenomena, such as measurements of the surface velocity of the Gulf Stream.

For more detail the reader is referred to the recent book, edited by Fu and Cazenave (), on the techniques and applications of radar altimetry. Table Summary of pre-IEOS satellite radar altimeters' ocean measurement precisions and orbit accuracies (from Chelton et al., ).

These results are remarkable considering the cm accuracy limitation of the GEOS-3 altimeter and the relatively few number of passes available () for this six month period.

Permanent currents, such as the Gulf Stream, are not as well suited for study by the mean sea surface technique. The principle is that the altimeter emits a radar wave and analyses the return signal that bounces off the surface. Surface height is the difference between the satellite’s position on orbit with respect to an arbitrary reference surface (the Earth’s centre or a rough approximation of the Earth’s surface: the reference ellipsoid) and the satellite-to-surface range (calculated by.

Ocean radar altimetry is based on the electromagnetic backscattering of the ocean surface in response to a narrow pulse waveform under near normal incidence. The altimeter described is used to determine the satellite altitude over the sea surface, the significant wave height, and wind speeds.

The instrument requires accuracy, implying high precision in radar measurements of the pertinent. An X‐band radar designed and built by the Naval Research Laboratory and capable of continuously variable transmitted pulse durations down to 1 nsec is being flown on a NASA Wallops Flight Center C‐54 aircraft to investigate the interaction of radar altimeter signals with the sea is good agreement between the observed radar altimeter leading edge rise time for a 1‐nsec.

The use of a nadir altimeter radar with a rotating knife-beam antenna pattern isconsidered for improved measurements of the sea surface wind and wave parameters over awide swath.

Theoretical calculations suggest the antenna beam rotating about the verticalaxis is able to provide wide swath of order km. Processing of the signals using timeor Doppler sampling techniques results in the. Since 22 July the Gulf Stream velocity fields derive from near-real-time radar altimeter data of the European Environmental Satellite Envisat.

At the same time the mapped area was increased to show more upstream regions of the Gulf Stream. Altimetry is basically a technique for measuring height. Satellite radar altimetry measures the time taken by a radar pulse to travel from the satellite antenna to the surface and back to the satellite receiver.

Moreover, this measurement yields a wealth of other information that can be used for a wide range of applications. How it works; Data flow ; Future technology improvements.

Geology: Remote sensing can help map large, remote areas. This makes it possible for geologists to classify an area's rock types, study its geomorphology, and track changes caused by natural events such as floods and landslides.; Agriculture: Remote sensing is also helpful when studying vegetation.

Photographs taken remotely allow biogeographers, ecologists, agriculturalists, and. Abstract. Overleaf: The global sea surface topography depends on variations in the earth’s gravity field, and on variations in the ocean’s surface variations due to gravity are typically times larger than due to currents.

The upper panel shows the mean sea surface topography from the SEASAT altimeter, computer processed to show variations as if illuminated from the northwest. OSCAR (Ocean Surface Current Analysis Real-time) contains near-surface ocean current estimates, derived using quasi-linear and steady flow momentum equations.

The horizontal velocity is directly estimated from sea surface height, surface vector wind and sea surface temperature. These data were collected from the various satellites and in situ instruments. A floodplain map has three key components: base map imagery and/or cartographic line work, an elevation model representing the earth’s surface or “terrain,” and flood study results generated from engineering analyses.

This chapter describes remote sensing technologies that can be used to create the base map imagery and the elevation model and focuses on elevation because of its special. Although not a radar remote sensing technique, the use of differential GPS to precisely measure the motion of points on Earth is also critical to the field of seismology.

Gravity field measurements made by satellite-to-satellite radio ranging also form a unique data set for the understanding of Earth’s deep interior and tectonic processes.

Abstract. Remote Sensing of the ocean surface from the GEOS-3 satellite using radar altimeter data has confirmed that the altimeter can detect the dynamic ocean topographic elevations relative to an equipotential surface, thus resulting in a reliable direct measurement of the ocean surface.

REMOTE SENSING BY RADAR ALTIMETRY A satellite radar altimeter allows remote sensing of the topography of the ocean's surface with the precision of a few centimeters. Appropriate data processing provides measurements of the marine geoid, mesoscale oceanography, significant wave height, and wind speed along the satellite subtrack.

dismpancy from the finding of Fu et al. () that reported a peak Gulf Stream surface velocity in the spring during theGeos-3 mission could be due to interannual variability or large systematic errors in the GeOs-3 data.

A downstream decrease in the time scales of the Gulf Stream sea level variability was found by et al, (). Access global land cover data using two sources on EarthExplorer: Global Land Cover Characterization (GLCC) Select "Land Cover" under the "Data Sets" tab in EarthExplorer.

Select area of coverage and projection under "Additional Criteria" tab. Derived from 1-km Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data collected April March GEOS-3 is the first dedicated radar altimeter mission of its kind (launch ) within NASA's series of geodetic missions.

GEOS-3 served to provide the stepping stone between the National Geodetic Satellite Program (NGSP) and the Earth and Ocean Physics Application Program.

First Earth-orbiting satellite designed for remote sensing of the Earth's oceans and carried the first spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR). Collected data on sea-surface winds, sea-surface temperatures, wave heights, internal waves, atmospheric water. A radar altimeter (RA), radio altimeter (RALT), electronic altimeter, or reflection altimeter measures altitude above the terrain presently beneath an aircraft or spacecraft by timing how long it takes a beam of radio waves to travel to ground, reflect, and return to the craft.

This type of altimeter provides the distance between the antenna and the ground directly below it, in contrast to a. Both of these skills are evident in Iain’s book on Introduction to Microwave Remote Sensing, which is a very informative and excellently written summary of the basics of microwave remote sensing.

I hope that his book together with the in-class lectures and hands-on lab exercises will contribute to an exciting learning experience. In addition to common radar and satellite images, many more types of remote sensing data exist, which measure a vast array of atmospheric properties. Although many of these data lie beyond the scope of this course, they all have something in common: All remote sensing data is based on measurements of electromagnetic radiation.

ABSTRACT BOOK 25 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Workshop September Ponta Delgada Azores Last update: 19 October A two-frequency radar altimeter present on board the satellite helps quantify, and thus correct for, free electrons present in the ionosphere that delay the signal's return to the satellite; a 3-frequency microwave sensor performs a similar task by estimating the signal delay from tropospheric water vapor.

View Notes - f98u2le3 from OCB at University of South Florida. Lesson III. TOPEX /Poseidon Altimetry The goal of this unit is to explain how altimeters on the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.

However, modern Remote Sensing means acquiring information about earth’s land and water surfaces by using reflected or emitted electromagnetic energy. From the following definitions, we can have a better understanding about Remote Sensing: According to White (), Remote Sensing includes all methods of obtaining pictures or other.

Remote sensing can aid surficial geological mapping and landform characterization. Spectral features. The visible and near infrared (VNIR) and thermal infrared (TIR) are sensitive to intra-atomic electronic transitions and inter-atomic bond strength respectively can help mineral and rock instrument in use is called spectroradiometer in lab and imaging spectrometer or multi.

Using the pulse radius versus time given in equation (4), and normalizing by the peak power, the power versus time function is (6) Figure 5. Schematic diagram of power versus time for a conventional pulse-limited radar altimeter (upper) and a SAR altimeter (lower – discussed later).

The leading edge arrival time is zero and the normalized. Radar altimeter\radar retroreflector uency etry a' C-Band Laser transponder retrore noncoherent 4,iB Computed orbit GEOS-3 b Satellite-to-Gri Iradien satellite tracking stabilization oend mass X. This part of the mission is known as the GEOSAT Exact Repeat Mission (ERM) and it had a nominal period of 17 days.

This satellite remained in this orbit until its failure in January In Julythe European Space Agency (ESA) launched its first radar altimeter sensor on the European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS-1).During the class, we will inspect SAR image time series over two sites in Alaska to get a first impression of the information content of radar remote sensing data: Bering Glacier ( °; °): This image time series covers 17 images between January and January The imaged area includes glaciated surfaces as well as bare.The USGS, in coordination with NASA, operates and distributes data from Landsat satellites, and provides access to the longest continually acquired archive of space-based land remote sensing data.

Information derived from Landsat data support government, commercial, industrial, civilian, military, and educational communities throughout the world.