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Special Issue "Application of Shore-Based and Marine Radars to Extraction of Wind and Tide Information"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 192

Special Issue Editors

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, Canada
Interests: HF radar; ocean wave parameter and spectrum extraction; digital signal processing
Prof. Dr. Eric Gill
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Guest Editor
Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, St. John’s, NL, Canada
Interests: high frequency (HF) radiation; HF surface wave radar (HFSWR)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over 65 years ago, Crombie observed the backscatter from an HF radar transmitting at 13.5 MHz from the ocean surface and observed two dominant peaks in the Doppler spectrum, which were explained to be produced by Bragg scattering. Since that time, the use of radar for ocean monitoring has been an active area of research, with new methodologies introduced to extract ocean wave spectra, as well as tide and wind information from backscattered radar data.  In addition to HF radar, marine radar operating at X-band frequencies have also often been employed in monitoring oceanographic parameters at higher resolutions, but usually over shorter ranges.  Both radar modalities may also be used to monitor the presence of targets, such as ships or ice, which may also be present in the ocean, as well as extract parameters of these targets, such as size, speed, and location.

This Special Issue aims to present new and cutting-edge research in the monitoring of oceanographic parameters, as well as targets, such as ships and ice, using various radar configurations and hardware. It also aims to bring together new signal processing algorithms and methodologies to improve the accuracy of the ocean surface and target parameter extraction on data acquired by such radar systems.

Dr. Reza Shahidi
Prof. Dr. Eric Gill
Guest Editors

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  • HF radar
  • X-band radar
  • ocean wave parameters
  • doppler spectrum
  • target parameters
  • wave spectrum inversion
  • ocean surface currents
  • ocean surface winds

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