publication . Article . Other literature type . 2002

ship wakes and their radar images

Reed, Arthur M.; Milgram, Jerome H.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2002 Journal: Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, volume 34, pages 469-502 (issn: 0066-4189, eissn: 1545-4479, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Annual Reviews
Abstract
Remote observations of a surface ship wake using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) show distinct features such as a dark trailing centerline region, bright V-images aligned at some angle to the ship's path, and, sometimes, either the transverse or the diverging waves of the Kelvin-wave pattern. The dark region of relatively low radar backscatter is usually associated with a region that is relatively lacking in short wave components, whereas the bright line feature suggests a region of enhanced radar return within the apparent angular confines of the ship's usual Kelvin-wave pattern. This review provides a survey of remotely sensed wake images, the systems that have...
Subjects
arXiv: Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic AstrophysicsPhysics::Fluid DynamicsPhysics::Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics
free text keywords: Condensed Matter Physics, Computer simulation, Synthetic aperture radar, Kelvin wave, symbols.namesake, symbols, Physics, Remote sensing, Radar imaging, Bright line, Wake, Transverse plane, Radar, law.invention, law
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