wind wave

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wind wave

[′win ‚wāv]
(oceanography)
A wave resulting from the action of wind on a water surface.
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For the linearly polarized backscattering cross section, the quad-polarized covariance matrix is used for the ocean surface wave polarization signatures, as follows [31]:
Of all remote sensing sensors, SAR systems are the active satellite sensors with a resolution high enough to provide information about the ocean wave spectrum and so these systems play a key role in the measurement of ocean surface waves [3-5].
For ocean surface waves, Nord's reconstruction algorithm is much more effective than Souyris'.
The current numerical wave models, supported by many fundamental studies, enable us to compute ocean surface waves on a global scale with sufficient accuracy for practical purposes.
Figure 9 depicts the optimization results of IM-PID control method based on a heavy speed time series of ocean surface waves (in the Yellow Sea at Lianyungang, China).
Microwave C-band (5.5 GHz, 5.6 cm wavelength) backscatter is more reliable for studying ocean surface waves than shorter wavelength Ku-, Ka-, and X-bands.
[25] suggested a composite backscatter model for describing backscatter (at moderate incidence angles 20[degrees]-60[degrees]) from ocean surface waves which included non-Bragg scattering components caused by breaking waves (wavelength from few millimeters to few meters) based on wave breaking statistics proposed by Phillips [27].
Amid intensifying fears about radioactive contamination and unabated concerns over global warming, ocean surface waves have recently been attracting attention as a new type of a natural energy source.
ANSWER: Freak waves are large--up to 30 metres in height--spontaneous ocean surface waves. A relativel puny such wave, with a height of about 15 metres, recently put paid to an attempt by four Britons to row across the Atlantic, and much larger examples have sunk supertankers.
For his model in addition to the local incident modulation, the orbital motion of the water particles associated with the long ocean surface waves can also play an important role in the image formation, which leads to a nonuniform displacement of the scattering elements in the image plane, called VB modulation.
We investigate the bistatic scattering mechanism of the ocean surface by applying the CCSFM, when ocean surface waves are detected by Bis-SAR.

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