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
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...
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
Powered by OpenAIRE Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue