Geophysical Sciences

Breaking Ocean Waves

Geometry, Structure and Remote Sensing

Authors: Sharkov, Eugene A.

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  • Comprehensive description of the physical findings of an investigation into the spatio-temporal characteristics
  • Ground-breaking work, as no-one anticipated the gravity of breaking waves and the foam activity in open sea
  • Reviews the importance of attendant foam forming to ocean wave dynamics
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This book represents the most comprehensive description of the physical findings of an investigation into the spatio-temporal characteristics of the gravity of breaking waves and the foam activity in open sea by methods and instruments of optical and microwave remote sensing.

The study of physical and electrodynamics' properties of the gravity wave breaking processes and the foam spatio-temporal activity is an important facet of satellite oceanography, ocean engineering, air-sea interaction and ocean remote sensing. In particular, the contribution of foam formations of various types to the mean and the spatio-temporal variations of radio emission, back-scattering, IR and optical parameters of the disturbed sea surface is highly significant. The statistical characteristics of wave breaking and attendant foam forming are very important to ocean wave dynamics. The study and measurement of spatio-temporal characteristics of wave breaking and sea foam formations are of fundamental importance in ocean remote sensing.

Much emphasis is placed on the physical aspects of breaking processes necessary to measure the possibilities and limitations of remote sensing methods in specific observation cases of an oceanic surface. Numerous practical applications and illustrations are provided from air-borne, ship-borne and laboratory up-to-date experiments.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Breaking Ocean Waves
Book Subtitle
Geometry, Structure and Remote Sensing
Authors
Series Title
Geophysical Sciences
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-29828-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-29828-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-29827-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06752-5
Series ISSN
1615-9748
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 278
Additional Information
Joint published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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