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Ocean Science An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Ocean Sci., 13, 95-103, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-95-2017
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09 Feb 2017
A simple method for retrieving significant wave height from Dopplerized X-band radar
Ruben Carrasco et al.

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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.
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