Methods for Estimating the Ocean Wavelength in Satellite Altimetry

Kiyotaka FUJISAKI  Shizu TATSUMOTO  Mitsuo TATEIBA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E84-C   No.12   pp.1841-1847
Publication Date: 2001/12/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on New Technologies in Signal Processing for Electromagnetic-wave Sensing and Imaging)
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Keyword: 
remote sensing,  satellite altimeter,  ocean wave,  computer simulation,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents methods for estimating the ocean wavelength in satellite altimetry and discusses the possibility of detecting the ocean wavelength. Numerical analyses show that there exists a relation between the significant wavelength and the pulse-to-pulse correlation coefficient. Presented methods are based on processing the data of existing satellite altimeters. Accordingly, we will be able to propose a method for measuring the wavelength without a large change in existing altimetry system.