Remote Sensing of Ocean Surface Waves using Radar

We investigate different ways to process radar measurements of ocean surface waves.  The goal is to obtain the phase-resolved wave field with high accuracy from radar measurements, including the nonlinear portion of the wave field.  We are currently applying empirical mode decompositions on ocean surface waves of increasing complexity in order to evaluate the resulting empirical modes and evaluate its utility for radar-based wave measurements.

Publications

Hackett, E.E., A.M. Fullerton, C.F. Merrill, and T.C. Fu, 2015, Wave field characterization using dual-polarized pulse-Doppler X-band radar, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53, 11, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2015.2427748.
Hackett, E.E., C.F. Merrill, and J. Geiser, 2014, The application of proper orthogonal decomposition to complex wave fields, Proceedings of the 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, 2-7 November, Hobart, Australia.
Story W. R., Hackett E. E., and T. C. Fu, 2011, “Radar measurement of ocean waves,” Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Artic Engineering, June 19-24th, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 
Hackett E. E., A. M. Fullerton, C. F. Merrill, and T. C. Fu, 2011, “Measurements of surface waves using low-grazing angle high-resolution pulse-Doppler radar,” Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Artic Engineering, June 19-24th, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.