Satellite sar detection of hurricane helene (2006)

Lian Ju, Yongcun Cheng, Qing Xu, Guosheng Zhang

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Abstract

In this paper, the wind structure of hurricane Helene (2006) over the Atlantic Ocean is investigated from a C-band RADARSAT-1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image acquired on 20 September 2006. First, the characteristics, e.g., the center, scale and area of the hurricane eye (HE) are determined. There is a good agreement between the SAR-estimated HE center location and the best track data from the National Hurricane Center. The wind speeds at 10 m above the ocean surface are also retrieved from the SAR data using the geophysical model function (GMF), CMOD5, and compared with in situ wind speed observations from the stepped frequency microwave radiometer (SFMR) on NOAA P3 aircraft. All the results show the capability of hurricane monitoring by satellite SAR. Copyright © 2013 by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Number of pages4
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers
Publication date2013
Pages865-868
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-880653-99-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Duration: 30 Jun 20135 Jul 2013

Conference

Conference23rd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage, Alaska
Period30/06/201305/07/2013
SeriesProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN1098-6189

Keywords

  • Hurricane eye
  • Hurricane helene
  • Synthetic aperture radar (sar)
  • Wind speed

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