A Comparison of SIR-B Synthetic Aperture Radar Data with Ocean Internal Wave Measurements

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Science  20 Jun 1986:
Vol. 232, Issue 4757, pp. 1529-1531
DOI: 10.1126/science.232.4757.1529


An image from the Shuttle Imaging Radar-B (SIR-B) synthetic aperture radar (SAR) shows internal wave features in an area south of Long Island, New York Coincident oceanographic measurements are used in conjunction with hydrodynamic interaction and electromagnetic scattering models to estimate the expected SAR image intensity modulations associated with the internal waves. There is reasonable agreement between the predicted and observed internal wave signatures.