The use of radar for bathymetry assessment

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Aardoom, J.H.; Greidanus, H.S.F.;
  • Publisher: NATO SACLANT Undersea Research Centre

The bottom topography in shallow seas can be observed by air- and spaceborne imaging radar. Bathymetric information derived from radar data is limited in accuracy, but radar has a good spatial coverage. The accuracy can be increased by assimilating the radar imagery int... View more
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