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Physical mechanisms of aerospace radar imaging of the ocean

 a,  a,  a,  a,  a,  a,  b,  a,  a,  c
a Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Profsoyuznaya 84/32, Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation
b N.N. Andreev Acoustics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Shvernika 4, Moscow, 117036, Russian Federation
c Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vavilova 38, Moscow, 119942, Russian Federation

Physical mechanisms of the radar imaging of the ocean surface are reviewed. The resonant and nonresonant mechanisms of microwave radiation scattering from the ocean surface are considered, analyzed, and compared based on 20 years of the authors’ own theoretical and experimental work, and publications by other research teams. The experimental facts that cannot be explained by resonant scattering models are analyzed in detail, and in this connection the significant contribution of mesoscale breaking waves to scattering at grazing angles is justified. The characteristic features and most probable mechanisms of radar imaging of various mesoscale phenomena deep in the ocean and in the atmosphere are considered.

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PACS: 84.40.Ba, 92.10.Hm, 93.85.+q (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU2003v046n01ABEH001114
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2003/1/d/
Citation: Bulatov M G, Kravtsov Yu A, Lavrova O Yu, Litovchenko K T, Mityagina M I, Raev M D, Sabinin K D, Trokhimovskii Yu G, Churyumov A N, Shugan I V "Physical mechanisms of aerospace radar imaging of the ocean" Phys. Usp. 46 63–79 (2003)
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T1 Physical mechanisms of aerospace radar imaging of the ocean
A1 Bulatov,M.G.
A1 Kravtsov,Yu.A.
A1 Lavrova,O.Yu.
A1 Litovchenko,K.T.
A1 Mityagina,M.I.
A1 Raev,M.D.
A1 Sabinin,K.D.
A1 Trokhimovskii,Yu.G.
A1 Churyumov,A.N.
A1 Shugan,I.V.
PB Physics-Uspekhi
PY 2003
FD 10 Jan, 2003
JF Physics-Uspekhi
JO Phys. Usp.
VO 46
IS 1
SP 63-79
DO 10.1070/PU2003v046n01ABEH001114
LK https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2003/1/d/

Оригинал: Булатов М Г, Кравцов Ю А, Лаврова О Ю, Литовченко К Ц, Митягина М И, Раев М Д, Сабинин К Д, Трохимовский Ю Г, Чурюмов А Н, Шуган И В «Физические механизмы формирования аэрокосмических радиолокационных изображений океана» УФН 173 69–87 (2003); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0173.200301d.0069

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