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The application of airborne radar backscatter to measurement on the state of the sea
Marks, W. (1965). The application of airborne radar backscatter to measurement on the state of the sea, in: Ewing, G.C. (Ed.) Oceanography from Space: Proceedings of Conference on the Feasibility of Conducting Oceanographic Explorations from Aircraft, Manned Orbital and Lunar Laboratories, held at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 24-28 August 1964. pp. 377-391
In: Ewing, G.C. (Ed.) (1965). Oceanography from Space: Proceedings of Conference on the Feasibility of Conducting Oceanographic Explorations from Aircraft, Manned Orbital and Lunar Laboratories, held at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 24-28 August 1964. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Woods Hole. XXI, 469 pp., more

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  • Marks, W.

Abstract
    This paper explores the possibility of using radar backscatter from the sea surface as a measure of the waves present. Wave profiles read from stereo-photographs of the waves, obtained on a ship, are reduced to statistics of a kind that may be compared with radar backscatter measured simultaneously. The wave statistic are also compared with model tank data. It appears, from these preliminary experiments, that good correlation can be obtained between wave and radar statistics; the best statistic for correlation remains to be determined. The uniqueness of correlation will depend on further analysis in different states of sea.

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