12 April 2017 Comparison of retracked coastal altimetry sea levels against high frequency radar on the continental shelf of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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J. of Applied Remote Sensing, 11(3), 032403 (2017). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.11.032403
Abstract
Comparison of Jason-1 altimetry retracked sea levels and high frequency (HF) radar velocity is examined within the region of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. The comparison between both datasets is not direct because the altimetry derives only the geostrophic component, while the HF radar velocity includes information on both geostrophic and ageostrophic components, such as tides and winds. The comparison of altimetry and HF radar data is performed based on the parameter of surface velocity inferred from both datasets. The results show that 48% (10 out of 21 cases) of data have high ( 0.5 ) spatial correlation. The mean of spatial correlation for all 21 cases is 0.43. This value is within the range (0.42 to 0.5) observed by other studies. Low correlation is observed due to disagreement in the trend of velocity signals in which sometimes they have contradictions in the signal direction and the position of the peak is shifted. In terms of standard deviation of difference and root mean square error, both datasets show reasonable agreement with 2.5    cm s 1 .
Nurul Hazrina Idris, Xiaoli Deng, Nurul Hawani Idris, "Comparison of retracked coastal altimetry sea levels against high frequency radar on the continental shelf of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia," Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 11(3), 032403 (12 April 2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.11.032403
Submission: Received 15 November 2016; Accepted 23 March 2017
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Radar

Satellites

Coastal modeling

Single sideband modulation

Error analysis

Spatial resolution

Contamination

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