SAR observations of wave growth under fetch-limited conditions
Conference: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/04/2018 - 06/07/2018 at Aachen, Germany
Proceedings: EUSAR 2018
Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Diaz Mendez, Guillermo M.; Ocampo-Torres, Francisco J. (CICESE, Mexico)
In this work we investigate wave growth under fetch-limited conditions via the analysis of synthetic aperture radar imagery acquired over the Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Tropical Pacific by the TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X platforms. Extending the work of  we found that SAR-derived wavelengths and wave propagation direction compare very well to hindcast results from the IOWAGA database , especially to their implementation forced with ECMWF winds. Comparison of SAR-derived wavelengths to the model results modified by the spatial-temporal conversion factor proposed by  reduced RMSE by 60% and bias by more than 95%.