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https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-2016-42
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02 Jan 2017
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This discussion paper is a preprint. It has been under review for the journal Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI). A final paper in GI is not foreseen.
X-Band Radar for the Monitoring of Sea Waves and Currents: A Comparison between Medium and Short Radar Pulses
Giovanni Ludeno1, Francesco Raffa2, Francesco Soldovieri1, and Francesco Serafino3 1Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, National Research Council, Napoli I-80124, Italy
2Institute for Coastal Marine Environment, National Research Council, 98122 Messina, Italy
3Institute of Biometeorology of the National Research Council, Florence, Italy
Abstract. This letter presents the monitoring results of the sea waves and the surface currents obtained by analyzing data acquired by a X-band marine radar in two different operative conditions, namely the short and medium pulse modes. In particular, we investigated the feasibility to use a medium radar pulse for sea state monitoring by comparing the performance in both the radar modes. The comparison was carried out by means of an experimental campaign and we observed a good agreement for surface current and sea state parameters estimation.

Citation: Ludeno, G., Raffa, F., Soldovieri, F., and Serafino, F.: X-Band Radar for the Monitoring of Sea Waves and Currents: A Comparison between Medium and Short Radar Pulses, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-2016-42, 2017.
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