publication . Article . 1998

The use of radar for bathymetry assessment

Aardoom, J.H.; Greidanus, H.S.F.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1998
  • Publisher: NATO SACLANT Undersea Research Centre
  • Country: Netherlands
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 into existing or insitu gathered bathymetric data. The paper reviews the concepts of bathymetry assessment by radar, the radar imaging mechanism, and the possibilities and limitations of the use of radar data in rapid assessment.
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