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Foundations for Innovative Application of Airborne Radars

Measuring the Water Surface Backscattering Signature and Wind

Authors: Nekrasov, Alexey

  • Presents airborne radars functionality analysis and enhancement
  • Demonstrates methods for measuring water surface backscattering
  • Provides a wealth of measuring algorithms
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The ‘wind vector’ – wind speed and direction – is a main meteorological quantity and relevant for air-sea exchange processes. This book explores the use of several airborne microwave instruments, some of which are part of standard aircraft equipment, in determining the local wind vector over water. This is worthwhile as local wind information is usually only available at measurements sites like weather stations and airports, and global wind information from satellites has very coarse resolution and poor temporal coverage – at most a few times daily. In his book, Nekrasov uses known results in a novel way and gives explicit and application-oriented descriptions how to additionally retrieve local wind information from standard airborne microwave instruments. The results presented here are highly valuable for flight operation above the sea (e.g., search-and-rescue) but also for complementing other measurements of atmospheric or oceanic parameters during research flights.

About the authors

Alexey Nekrasov has been a reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing and the ISPRS International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, a member of the State Examination Board, and an academic mobility coordinator at the Faculty of Information Security. He has four official records of thanks for an excellent work from the university administration in his workbook

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nekrasov, Alexey

    Pages 1-3

  • Water Surface Backscattering and Wind Retrieval

    Nekrasov, Alexey

    Pages 5-11

  • FM-CW Demonstrator System as an Instrument for Measuring Sea Surface Backscattering Signature and Wind

    Nekrasov, Alexey

    Pages 13-34

  • Doppler Navigation System Application for Measuring Backscattering Signature and Wind Over Water

    Nekrasov, Alexey

    Pages 35-49

  • Measuring Water Surface Backscattering Signature and Wind by Means of Airborne Weather Radar

    Nekrasov, Alexey

    Pages 51-63

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00621-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00620-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Foundations for Innovative Application of Airborne Radars
Book Subtitle
Measuring the Water Surface Backscattering Signature and Wind
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00621-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00621-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00620-8
Series ISSN
2191-5369
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 104
Number of Illustrations and Tables
45 b/w illustrations
Topics