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Title: Facet-Based Investigation on Microwave Backscattering From Sea Surface With Breaking Waves: Sea Spikes and SAR Imaging
Authors: Jinxing Li;Min Zhang;Wenna Fan;Ding Nie
Year: 2017
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: A complete facet model for the backscattering from rough sea surface with breaking waves is proposed in this paper. In consideration of the spatial distribution of breaking waves on sea surface, the model is able to give a good interpretation to the &x201C;super events&x201D; under high sea states, such as sea spikes and high polarization ratios. Based on the proposed model, normalized radar cross section plots of sea surface under backscattering configuration are calculated and compared with measured data. The comparisons show that the proposed model is tractable to estimate the scattering from electrically large ocean surface under high sea states with accuracy and efficiency. In addition, the non-Gaussian statistics and spatial correlation properties of sea clutter are analyzed under different range resolutions and incident angles. The results show that high kurtosis value, which means a sea spike phenomenon, mostly happens in lower grazing angle and higher range resolution cases. The comparisons of simulated SAR images of sea surface with and without breaking waves also reveal that sea spikes and high polarization ratios are caused by breaking waves. All the simulation results prove that our model not only is able to explain the physical mechanism of the scattering but also can be applied to the analyses of statistical properties of sea clutter under high sea states.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/192625
volume: 55
issue: 4
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Title: Facet-Based Investigation on Microwave Backscattering From Sea Surface With Breaking Waves: Sea Spikes and SAR Imaging
Authors: Jinxing Li;Min Zhang;Wenna Fan;Ding Nie
Year: 2017
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: A complete facet model for the backscattering from rough sea surface with breaking waves is proposed in this paper. In consideration of the spatial distribution of breaking waves on sea surface, the model is able to give a good interpretation to the &x201C;super events&x201D; under high sea states, such as sea spikes and high polarization ratios. Based on the proposed model, normalized radar cross section plots of sea surface under backscattering configuration are calculated and compared with measured data. The comparisons show that the proposed model is tractable to estimate the scattering from electrically large ocean surface under high sea states with accuracy and efficiency. In addition, the non-Gaussian statistics and spatial correlation properties of sea clutter are analyzed under different range resolutions and incident angles. The results show that high kurtosis value, which means a sea spike phenomenon, mostly happens in lower grazing angle and higher range resolution cases. The comparisons of simulated SAR images of sea surface with and without breaking waves also reveal that sea spikes and high polarization ratios are caused by breaking waves. All the simulation results prove that our model not only is able to explain the physical mechanism of the scattering but also can be applied to the analyses of statistical properties of sea clutter under high sea states.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/192625
volume: 55
issue: 4
More Information: 2313,
2325
Appears in Collections:2017

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
7817813.pdf11.34 MBAdobe PDF
Title: Facet-Based Investigation on Microwave Backscattering From Sea Surface With Breaking Waves: Sea Spikes and SAR Imaging
Authors: Jinxing Li;Min Zhang;Wenna Fan;Ding Nie
Year: 2017
Publisher: IEEE
Abstract: A complete facet model for the backscattering from rough sea surface with breaking waves is proposed in this paper. In consideration of the spatial distribution of breaking waves on sea surface, the model is able to give a good interpretation to the &x201C;super events&x201D; under high sea states, such as sea spikes and high polarization ratios. Based on the proposed model, normalized radar cross section plots of sea surface under backscattering configuration are calculated and compared with measured data. The comparisons show that the proposed model is tractable to estimate the scattering from electrically large ocean surface under high sea states with accuracy and efficiency. In addition, the non-Gaussian statistics and spatial correlation properties of sea clutter are analyzed under different range resolutions and incident angles. The results show that high kurtosis value, which means a sea spike phenomenon, mostly happens in lower grazing angle and higher range resolution cases. The comparisons of simulated SAR images of sea surface with and without breaking waves also reveal that sea spikes and high polarization ratios are caused by breaking waves. All the simulation results prove that our model not only is able to explain the physical mechanism of the scattering but also can be applied to the analyses of statistical properties of sea clutter under high sea states.
URI: http://localhost/handle/Hannan/192625
volume: 55
issue: 4
More Information: 2313,
2325
Appears in Collections:2017

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
7817813.pdf11.34 MBAdobe PDF