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Ocean Sci., 13, 95-103, 2017
http://www.ocean-sci.net/13/95/2017/
doi:10.5194/os-13-95-2017
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Research article
09 Feb 2017
A simple method for retrieving significant wave height from Dopplerized X-band radar
Ruben Carrasco et al.
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Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Revision of os-2016-29', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Response to the comments by Anonymous Referee #1', Michael Streßer, 11 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC2: 'review of Doppler radar paper', Bill Plant, 20 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC2: 'Response to the comments by Dr. Plant', Michael Streßer, 12 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC4: 'Addition to AC2', Michael Streßer, 17 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC3: 'Review', Anonymous Referee #3, 12 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC3: 'Response to the comments by Anonymous Referee #3', Michael Streßer, 12 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
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AR by Michael Streßer on behalf of the Authors (14 Oct 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Dec 2016) by Eric J.M. Delhez
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (21 Dec 2016)  
ED: Publish as is (18 Jan 2017) by Eric J.M. Delhez
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Short summary
The significant wave height (Hs) is one of the most relevant parameters to describe a sea state statistically. This parameter is commonly monitored by measurement devices placed in the water (wave rider buoy, ADCP), which require expensive maintenance. In this study, X-band radar, generally used for ship navigation, was modified to measure water particle speeds using the Doppler effect. Based on the obtained data, a simple method is introduced to remotely estimate Hs with a reasonable accuracy.
The significant wave height (Hs) is one of the most relevant parameters to describe a sea state...
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