Satellite-based radar measurements for validation of high-resolution sea state forecast models in the German Bight

A. Pleskachevsky, C. Gebhardt, W. Rosenthal, S. Lehner, P. Hoffmann, J. Kieser, T. Bruns, A. Lindenthal, F. Jansen, A. Behrens

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Abstract

Remote sensing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data from TerraSAR-X and Tandem-X (TS-X and TD-X) satellites have been used for validation and verification of newly developed coastal forecast models in the German Bight of the North Sea. The empirical XWAVE algorithm for estimation of significant wave height has been adopted for coastal application and implemented for NRT services. All available TS-X images in the German Bight collocated with buoy measurements (6 buoys) since 2013 were processed and analysed (total of 46 scenes/passages with 184 StripMap images). Sea state estimated from series of TS-X images cover strips with length of ∼200km and width of 30km over the German Bight from East-Frisian Islands to the Danish coast. The comparisons with results of wave prediction model show a number of local variations due to variety in bathymetry and wind fronts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives
EditorsG. Schreier, P. E. Skrovseth, H. Staudenrausch
PublisherInternational Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Pages983-990
Number of pages8
Edition7W3
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002, 9781629934297, 9781629935126, 9781629935201
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 28 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2015 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - Berlin, Germany
Duration: May 11 2015May 15 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives
Number7W3
Volume40
ISSN (Print)1682-1750

Conference

Conference2015 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period5/11/155/15/15

Keywords

  • Coastal processes
  • High resolution
  • Ocean waves
  • Radar satellites
  • Remote sensing
  • Wave modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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