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Publications

Books:

    
    -SAR Marine User's Manual (September 2004)

    -High Resolution Wind Monitoring With Wide-Swath SAR:

              A User's Guide (June 2005)


Papers: (Organized by Application)
Oceanographic:


Coastal Sea Surface Winds  & Wind Stress
  • Monaldo, F. D. Thompson, and M. Christiansen, 2007, On ALOS PALSAR Calibration and Wind Retrieval, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Contract Report SRO-07-003, June, 2007, 7 pp.

  • Monaldo, F.M. and D.R. Thompson, Applicability of conventional scatterometer model functions to high-resolution wind retrievals: the effect of spatial averaging, Proceedings OceanSAR 2006 – Third Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR, St. John’s, NL, Canada, October 2006, 5 pp.

  • Sikora, T. D., G. S. Young and N. S. Winstead, 2006:  A novel approach to wind speed analysis using synthetic aperture radar.  Preprints, Fourteenth Conference on Interaction of the Sea and Atmosphere, AMS, Atlanta, GA,  30 January – 2 February 2006, CD publication.

  • Sikora, T. D., G. S. Young and N. S. Winstead, 2006:  A novel approach to marine wind speed assessment using synthetic aperture radar.  Wea. Forecasting, 21, 109-115.

  • Young, G. S., T. D. Sikora, and N. S. Winstead, 2005: Use of synthetic aperture radar in fine-scale surface analysis of synoptic-scale fronts at sea.  Wea. Forecasting, 20, 311-327.

  • Horstmann, J. , Wolfgang Koch, Donald R. Thompson, and Hans C. Graber, “Observation of Hurricane Winds Using Synthetic Aperture Radar,” SEASAR 2006, ESA Symposium entitled: "Advances in SAR Oceanography from ENVISAT and ERS missions," Frascati, Italy, 24-26 January 2006

  • Horstmann, J., Wolfgang Koch/, Donald R. Thompson, and Hans C. Graber, “Hurricane Winds Measured with Synthetic Aperture Radar,” Proceedings of 2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Denver, CO, 31 July – 4 August 2006

  • Horstmann, J.,  D.R. Thompson, F.M. Monaldo, H. C. Graber, and S. Isis, “Can synthetic aperture radars be used to estimate hurricane force winds?” Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L22801, doi:10.1029/2005GL023992, 2005.

  • Beal, R. C., G. Young, F. M. Monaldo, C. Scott, D. R. Thompson, G. Young, and N. S. Winstead, High-Resolution Wind Monitoring with Wide Swath SAR: A Users Guide, NOAA, 2005, 163 pp.

  • Pichel, W., F. Monaldo, and J. Nicoll, 2005, SAR-derived coastal winds, ASF News and Notes, Winter 2005, Volume 2:4, 2 pp.

  • Monaldo, F.M., D.R. Thompson, N.S. Winstead, W.G. Pichel, P. Clemente-Colón, M.B. Christiansen, 2005, Ocean wind field mapping from synthetic aperture radar and its application  to research and applied problems, Johns Hopkins University APL Technical Digest, 26(2), 102-113.

  • Sikora, T. D., G. S. Young, R. C. Beal, F. M. Monaldo, and P. W. Vachon, “Applications of synthetic aperture radar in marine meteorology,” Atmosphere Ocean Interactions, ed. W. Perrie, WIT Press, Series: Advances in Fluid Mechanics, 2005.

  • Sikora, T. D., 2004:  Wind directions estimates from synthetic aperture radar imagery of the sea surface.  Office of Naval Research Progress Report.  Grant Number:  N0001404WR20365

  • Foster, R., T. D. Sikora, and G. S. Young, 2004: The correction of surface layer wind speeds for atmospheric stratification and height.  Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR, 8-12 September 2003, Svalbard, Norway, SP-565, European Space Agency, June 2004 (actually published December 2004) 39-47.

  • Wackerman, C.C., 2004, A Projection Method for Automatic Estimation of Wind Vectors run on RADARSAT and ENVISAT SAR Imagery, Report to NOAA/NESDIS/ORA, November 2004, 28 pp.

  • Monaldo, F., and R. Beal, Wind speed and direction, Synthetic Aperture Radar Marine User’s Manual (Christopher Jackson and John Apel, eds.), U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington, DC,(actually published March 2005), 305-320.

  • Wackerman, C., W. Pichel, and P. Clemente-Colón, 2004, A projection method for automated estimation of wind vectors with RADARSAT SAR imagery, Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR, 8-12 September 2003, Svalbard, Norway, SP-565, European Space Agency, June 2004 (actually published December 2004), 55-60.

  • Monaldo, F., V. Kerbaol and the SAR Wind Team*, 2004, The SAR measurement of ocean surface winds: an overview, Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar, 8-12 September, 2003, Svalbard, Norway, SP-565, European Space Agency, June 2004 (actually published December 2004), 15-32. (*SAR Wind Team:  Pablo Clemente-Colón, Birgitte Furevik, Jochen Horstmann, Johnny Johannessen, Xiaofeng Li, William Pichel, Todd Sikora, Donald Thompson, and Christopher Wackerman)

  • Monaldo, F., D. Thompson, N. Winstead, W. Pichel, and P. Clemente-Colón, 2004, Application and extension of a quasi-operational approach to wind speed measurement from spaceborne synthetic aperture radar, IEEE  International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, 4 pp

  • Pichel, W., F. Monaldo, R. Beal, C. Wackerman, X. Li, K. Friedman, and P. Clemente-Colón, 2004, SAR-derived winds in coastal Alaska waters, 2004 IEEE  International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings , 4 pp

  • Wackerman, C., W. Pichel, and P. Clemente-Colón, 2004, A projection method for automated estimation of wind vectors with RADARSAT SAR imagery, Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar, Svalbard, Norway, September 2003.

  • Monaldo, F.M., D.R. Thompson, W.G. Pichel, and P. Clemente-Colón,  2004, A Systematic Comparison of QuikSCAT and SAR Ocean Surface Wind Speeds, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 42 (2),  283-291.

  • Wackerman, C.C., W.G. Pichel, and P. Clemente-Colón, Automated estimation of wind vectors from SAR, Submitted to AMS 12th Conference on Interactions of the Sea and Atmosphere, 9–13 February 2003, Long Beach, California.

  • Wackerman, C.C., P. Clemente-Colón, W. Pichel, and X. Li, 2002, An analytical two-scale model to predict C-VV and C-HH radar cross section values,  Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 28(3), 367-384.  June 2002

  • Wackerman, C., P. Clemente-Colón, W. Pichel, 2002, A Two-Scale Mode to Predict C-VV and C-HH RCS Values over the Ocean, IGARSS 2002, 3 pp.

  • Clemente-Colón, P., W.G. Pichel, F.M. Monaldo, D.R. Thompson, and C.C. Wackerman, 2002, Development of SAR-Derived Ocean Surface Winds at NOAA/NESDIS, Proceedings EUMETSAT Satellite Meteorological Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 2-6 September 2002.

  • Monaldo, F.M. and D.R. Thompson, "Implications of QuikSCAT and RADARSAT Wind Comparisons for SAR Wind Speed Model Functions," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, July, 2002, Toronto, Canada. Presentation and publication in proceedings (p. 714-716).

  • Thompson, D.R., F.M. Monaldo, "Mapping Mesoscale and Submesoscale wind fields using synthetic aperture radar, NASA AirSAR Workshop, Pasadena, CA, March 6, 2002.

  • Monaldo, F.M. and D.R. Thompson, Implications of QuikSCAT and RADARSAT Wind Comparisons for SAR Wind Speed Model Functions, Proceedings IGARSS2002, July 2002, Toronto, Canada, pp. 714-716.

  • Thompson, D.R. and F.M. Monaldo, Mapping Mesoscale and Submesoscale wind fields using synthetic aperture radar, NASA AirSAR Workshop, Pasadena, CA, 6 March 2002.

  • Monaldo, F., D. Thompson, R. Beal, W. Pichel, and P. Clemente-Colón, 2001, Comparisons of SAR-derived wind speed with model predictions and ocean buoy measurements,  IEEE Trans. Geosci. And Remote Sensing 39 (12), 2587-2600.

  • Thompson, D., F. Monaldo, R. Beal, N. Winstead, W. Pichel, and P. Clemente-Colón, 2001, Combined estimates improve high-resolution coastal wind mapping, EOS 82(41), October 9, 2001.

  • Monaldo, F.,  D. Thompson, W. Pichel, P. Clemente-Colón, 2001, Comparison of RADARSAT SAR-Derived Wind Speeds with Buoy and QuikSCAT Measurements, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2001 (IGARSS 2001), Sydney July 9-13, 3 pp.

  • Wackerman, C., 2000, Estimating wind vectors from Radarsat synthetic aperture radar imagery, Veridian ERIM International Report 10032100-IT, prepared for Office of Naval Research for Contract #N00014-99-C-0439, Veridian ERIM International, 25 pp.

  • Wackerman, C., 2000, An analytical two-scale model to predict C-VV and C-HH radar cross section values, Veridian ERIM International Report 10020200-2-T, prepared for Office of Naval Research for Contract # N00014-99-C-0439, Veridian ERIM International, 37 pp.

  • Beal, R. and W. Pichel, 1999, High resolution coastal winds with SAR: the case for international cooperation, Backscatter, 10(4), 25-28.

  • Li, X., W. G. Pichel, F. Monaldo, C. Wackerman, R. Beal, P. Clemente-Colón, and K. S. Friedman, 2000, "Retrieval and Validation of Sea Surface Winds from Calibrated RADARSAT ScanSAR Images." Proceedings of CEOS SAR Working Group Meeting, Toulouse, October 26-28, 1999, 6 pp.

  • Beal, R.  and W. Pichel, 1998:  StormWatch 97-98 and beyond: application of SAR as a high resolution scatterometer in coastal regions, 1998 IEEE International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, Sensing and Managing the Enivornment, 6-10 July 1998, Seattle, 3 pp.

Wave Characteristics. - Ocean Wave Direction/Wavelength

Oil Spill Location

  • Simecek-Beatty, D. and W. Pichel, 2006, RADARSAT-1 synthetic aperture radar analysis for M/V Selendang Ayu oil spill, Proceedings of the Twenty-ninth Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP) Technical Seminar, June 6-8, 2006, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, (2), 931-949.

  • Clemente-Colón, P. and W. Pichel, 2006, Remote Sensing of Marine Pollution, Chapter 7 of Manual of Remote Sensing, Third Edition, Volume 6 (James F.R. Gower ed.,  Andrew N. Rencz, ed. in chief), 197-240.

  • Simecek-Beatty, D. and P. Clemente-Colón, 2002, RADARSAT-1 synthetic aperture radar analysis for oiled birds off San Francisco, California, Office of Response and Restoration Report 2002-1, May 2002, 31 pp.

  • Yan, X.-H., P. Clemente-Colón, and W. Pichel, 1997, The maximum similarity shape matching (MSSM) feature tracking method applied to an oil spill observed in SAR imagery, MTS Journal, 31(2), 8-14.

  • Tseng, W., A. Liu, W.  Pichel, P. Clemente-Colón, and R. Stone, 1998: Satellite remote sensing of oil spills in NOAA/NESDIS., 1998,  Proceedings of PORSEC=98-Qingdao, Interdisciplinary Multi-Sensor Studies of the Pacific Ocean, 28-31 July, 1998, Qingdao, China, Vol. 1, pp. 592-596.

  • Clemente-Colon, P., X.-H. Yan, and W. Pichel, 1997, Evolution of oil slick patterns as observed by SAR off the coast of Wales, Proceedings 3rd ERS Symposium on Space at the Service of our Environment, March 17-21, 1997, pp. 565-568.

 

Vessel Positions

  • Wackerman, C.C., W. Pichel, X.Li, C. Jackson, Toward and automated ship and wake detection system, Proceedings OceanSAR 2006 – Third Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR, St. John’s NL, Canada, October 2006, 10 pp.

  • Wackerman, C.C., 2004, Dynamic Allocation Ship Detection Algorithm (DASDA), Report to NOAA/NESDIS/ORA, November 2004,  20 pp.

  • Pichel, W., P. Clemente-Colón, C. Wackerman, and K. Friedman, 2004, Ship and wake detection, Synthetic Aperture Radar Marine User’s Manual (Christopher Jackson and John Apel, eds.), U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington, D.C., (actually published March 2005), 277-303.

  • Wackerman, C.C., K.S. Friedman, W.G. Pichel, P. Clemente-Colón, X. Li, 2001, Automatic detection of ships in RADARSAT-1 SAR imagery, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 27 (5), 568-577.  October 2001

  • Clemente-Colón, P., 2002, The use of Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar in the Monitoring and Management of Bering Sea Fisheries, in Scientific and Operational Applications of Remote Sensing for Coastal and Marine Fisheries, Morales J. and D. Blackburn (Eds.). UNESCO CSI Info Paper 14, 2002.

  • Friedman, K., C. Wackerman, F. Funk, W. Pichel, P. Clemente-Colón, and X. Li, 2001, Validation of a CFAR vessel detection algorithm using known vessel locations, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2001 (IGARSS 2001), Sydney,  July 9-13, 3 pp.

  • Pichel, W. G., C. Wackerman, P. Clemente-Colón, E. Malaret, K. S. Friedman, X. Li, W. Y.Tseng,and R. Meiggs, 2000, Vessel detection in the Alaska SAR Demonstration Proceedings Workshop on Ship Detection in Coastal Waters, 31 May – 2 June 2000, Digby, Nova Scotia (published only on WWW).

  • Wackerman. C, P. Clemente-Colón, W. G. Pichel, K. S. Friedman, and X. Li, 2000, Automatic detection of ships using RADARSAT SAR imagery, Proceedings Workshop on Ship Detection in Coastal Waters, 31 May – 2 June 2000, Digby, Nova Scotia (published only on WWW).

  • Friedman, K. S., C. Wackerman, F. Funk, K. Rowell, W. G. Pichel, P. Clemente-Colón, and X. Li,, 2000, Validation of an automatic vessel detection algorithm using SAR data and know vessel fleet distributions, Proceedings IGARSS 2000 The Role of Remote Sensing in Managing the Global Environment, 24-28 July 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii, 3 pp.

  • Wackerman, C. 2000, Automated detection of ships using Radarsat SAR imagery, Veridian ERIM International Report 10020200-1-T, prepared for Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER), for Purchase Order #3000026445, Veridian ERIM International, 40 pp.

  • Clemente-Colón, P., D. Montgomery, W. Pichel, and K. Friedman, 1998: The use of synthetic aperture radar observations as indicators of fishing activity in the Bering Sea, Journal of Advanced Marine Science and Technology Society, 4 (2), pp249-258.

  • Clemente-Colón, P., D. Montgomery, W. Pichel, and K. Friedman, 1998: The use of synthetic aperture radar as a potential indicator of fishing activity in the Bering Sea, Proceedings of PORSEC98-Qingdao, Interdisciplinary Multi-Sensor Studies of the Pacific Ocean, 28-31 July, 1998, Qingdao, China, Vol. 1, pp. 568-572.

  • Montgomery, D., W. Pichel, and P. Clemente-Colón, 1998, The use of satellite-based SAR in support of fisheries enforcement applications, 1998 IEEE International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, Sensing and Managing the Enivornment, 6-10 July 1998, Seattle, 3 pp.

  • Pichel, W., 1997, NOAA/NESDIS ocean remote sensing data resources and delivery systems, Changing Oceans and Changing Fisheries: Environmental Data for Fisheries Research and Management, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-239 (G.W. Boehlert and J.D. Schumacher, Eds.), pp 36-49.


Bathymetry ( Near Shore)

Littoral  Currents

  • Garvine, R. and X-H. Yan, Using Satellite Imagery for Modeling and Monitoring the Circulation in Delaware Bay and the Adjacent Coastal Ocean,  Final Report to the NOAA-NESDIS Program Award Number:NOAA-NA17EC2449, 2006, Graduate College of Marine & Earth Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 13 pp.

Surf Conditions

 

Ocean Mesoscale Features (Fronts/Eddies, Upwelling, Algal Blooms)

  • Pichel, W.G., J. Churnside, T. Veenstra, D. Foley, K. Friedman, R. Brainard, J. Nicoll, Q. Zheng, P. Clemente-Colón, 2007, Marine debris collects within the North Pacific subtropical convergence zone, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 54, 1207-1211.

  • Li, X., C. Li, W. Pichel, P. Clemente-Colón, K. Friedman, 2005, Synthetic Aperture Radar imaging of axial convergence fronts in Cook Inlet, Alaska, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 30(3), 543-551.

  • Clemente-Colón, P., 2004, Upwelling, Synthetic Aperture Radar Marine User’s Manual (Christopher Jackson and John Apel, eds.), U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., (actually published March 2005), 221-244.

  • Zhao, Z., V. Klemas, Q. Zheng, X. Li and X.-H. Yan. 2004. Estimating parameters of a two-layer stratified ocean from polarity conversion of intenal solitary waves observed in satellite SAR images, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 92, Issue 2, August 15, 2004, pages 276 - 287.

  • Friedman, K., X. Li, W. Pichel, Pablo Clemente-Colón, N. Walker, and T. Veenstra, 2004, Eddy detection using RADARSAT-1 synthetic aperture radar, IEEE  International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, 4 pp

  • Pichel, W.G., T. Veenstra, J. Churnside, E. Arabini, K.S. Friedman, D. Foley, R. Brainard, D. Kiefer, S. Ogle, P. Clemente-Colon, X. Li, J. Nicoll, 2003, GhostNet - derelict net detection in the North Pacific and Alaska waters using satellite and airborne remote sensing and surface drifters, Proceedings, 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, November 10-14, 2003, Honolulu, Hawaii, 4 pp.

  • Zheng, Q., P. Clemente-Colón, X-H Yan, W. T. Liu, 2004, Satellite SAR detection of Delaware Bay plumes: Jet-like feature analysis, J. Geophy. Res., 109(C3), C03031 10.1029/2003JC002100. 

  • Friedman K., W. Pichel, P. Clemente-Colón, and X. Li, 2002,  GoMEx – An Investigative GIS System for the Gulf of Mexico Region using SAR and Ancillary Data, IGARSS 2002, 3 pp.

  • Friedman, K., W. Pichel, P.Clemente-Colón, X. Li, 2002, Integrating multiple sensors to study algal blooms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, Proceeding AMS 6th Symposium on Integrated Observing Systems, 14-17 January, 2002, Orlando, 3 pp.

  • Clemente-Colón, D. Gagliardini, R. Legeckis, and W. Pichel, Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar and Thermal Observations of  the Brazil-Malvinas (Falkland) Confluence, 29th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE), Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 8-12, 2002.

  • Clemente-Colón, P., 2001, Evolution of upwelling-associated biological features in the middle Atlantic bight as captured by SAR, SST, and ocean color sensors, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2001 (IGARSS 2001), Sydney July 9-13, 3 pp.

  • Gagliardini, D.A., P. Clemente-Colón, J. Bava, J.A. Milovich and L.A. Frulla, Complementary Use of SAR and Thermal IR Observations in the Brazil-Malvinas Confluence Region, CJRS, 27(6), December 2001.

  • Gagliardini D.A. and P. Clemente-Colón, A comparative assessment on the use of SAR and high resolution optical images in ocean dynamics studies, Int’l J. Remote Sensing, 2004, Vol 25; pp 1271-1276.

  • Clemente-Colón, P., Coastal Oceanography Applications of Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) in the Middle Atlantic Bight (MAB), A Dissertation for the degree of Philosophy Doctorate, College of Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, Fall 2001, 233p.

  • Liu, A.K., S.Y. Wu, W.Y. Tseng, and W.G. Pichel, 2000, Wavelet analysis of SAR images for coastal monitoring, Canadian J. of Remote Sensing, 26(6), 494-500.

  • Wu, Sunny, A. Liu, G. Leonard, and W. Pichel, 2000, Ocean feature monitoring with wide swath synthetic aperture radar, Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, 21(1), 122-129.

  • Monaldo, F., R. Beal, D. Thompson, W. Pichel, and P. Clemente-Colón, 2000, Validation of wind retrievals from the RADARSAT SAR, Proceedings IGARSS 2000 The Role of Remote Sensing in Managing the Global Environment, 24-28 July 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii, 3 pp.

  • Tseng. W. Y., R. N. Stone, W. G. Pichel, R. Meiggs, P. Clemente-Colón, A. K. Liu, and S. Wu, Remote sensing products for ocean applications, Proceedings-Ocean, Second International Ocean and Atmosphere Conference COAA2000, 10-12 July 2000, Taipei, Taiwan, 115-119.

  • Clemente-Colón, P., D. A. Gagliardini, R. V. Legeckis, and W. G. Pichel, 2000, Spaceborne synthetic aperture radar and thermal observations of the Brazil-Malvinas (Falkland) confluence zone Proceedings IGARSS 2000 The Role of Remote Sensing in Managing the Global Environment, 24-28 July 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii, 3 pp.

  • Clemente-Colón, P., W. G. Pichel, and A. Subramaniam, 2000, Synthetic aperture radar indicators of biological and fisheries activity in the Bering  Sea. Proceedings - Ocean Second International Ocean and Atmosphere Conference COAA2000, 10-12 July 2000, Taipei, Taiwan, 41-45.

  • Liu, A., S. Wu, W. Tseng, W. Pichel, 1998: Wavelet Analysis of SAR Images for Coastal Monitoring, Presented at the ADRO Conference, Toronto, October, 1998.

CRYOSPHERIC

Sea & Lake  Ice Concentration/Age/Motion/Edge Location

  • Leshkevich, G. and S.V. Nghiem, Algorithm development for operational satellite SAR classification and mapping of Great Lakes ice cover, Proceedings OceanSAR2006 – Third Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR, St. John’s NL, Canada, October 2006, 3 pp.

  • Wackerman, C., W. Pichel, and P. Clemente-Colón, Automated Location of Ice Regions in RADARSAT SAR Imagery, 2004, Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR, 8-12 September 2003, Svalbard, Norway, SP-565, European Space Agency, June 2004 (actually published December 2004), 169-174,

  • Pichel, W. P., P. Clemente-Colón, C. Bertoia, M. Van Woert, C. Wackerman, F. Monaldo, D. Thompson, K. Friedman, and X. Li, 2004,  Routine production of SAR-derived ice and ocean products in the United States, Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR, 8-12 September 2003, Svalbard, Norway, SP-565, June 2004 (actually published December 2004), 175-182.

  • Clemente-Colón, 2004, Satellite Operations and Research within the NOAA/NESDIS Sea-Ice Science Team, Backscatter,  Spring 2004, 14-18.

  • Wackerman, C., W. Pichel, and P. Clemente-Colón, Automated Location of Ice Regions in RADARSAT SAR Imagery, 2004, Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR, 8-12 September 2003, Svalbard, Norway, SP-565, European Space Agency, June 2004 (actually published December 2004),.

  • Pichel, W.G., 1996:  U.S. Government near real-time operational access to RADARSAT SAR imagery, 6th  Workshop of the Canadian Ice Working Group RADARSAT for Ice and Oceans, Early Experience and Data Access,@  November 19-21, 1996, Ottawa, 3 pp.

  • Leshkevich, G., W. Pichel, P. Clemente-Colón,  R. Carey,  and G. Hufford, 1995:  Analysis of coastal ice cover using ERS-1 SAR data, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 16 (17), 3459-3479.

  • Leshkevich, G., W. Pichel, P. Clemente-Colon, 1994:  Great Lakes SAR ice research applications demonstration.  Proceedings Second ERS-1 Symposium -- Space at the Service of our   Environment, Hamburg, Germany, 11-14 October 1993, European Space Agency, Paris, 675-679.


River Ice Location/Condition
  • Lundsford, A., 1998. Use of SAR data at the River Forecast Center. Proceedings 14th International Symposium on Ice, Potsdam N.Y., pp. 25-29.

 

Glacier Volumetric Change

  • Friedman, K., P. Clemente-Colón,W. Pichel, and X. Li, 1999: Routine monitoring of changes in the columbia glacier, Alaska, with synthetic aperture radar, Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 70, pp. 257-264.

  • Friedman, K., P. Clemente-Colón,W. Pichel, and X. Li, 1998: Monitoring of the Columbia
    Glacier with Synthetic Aperture Radar, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, San Diego, 5-7 October, 1998, 7 pp.

 

HYDROLOGIC

Flood Mapping

  • Kiage L.M, Walker N.D, Balasubramanian S., Babin A., Barras J., Applications of Radarsat-1 synthetic aperture radar imagery to assess hurricane related flooding of coastal Louisiana, International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol 26 (24), 5359-5380, 2005.

 

ATMOSPHERIC

Mesoscale and Microscale Atmospheric Features

  • X. Li, W. Zheng, W. G. Pichel, C-Z Zou and Pablo Clemente-Colón, 2007, Coastal katabatic winds imaged by SAR, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L03804, 5 pp.

  • Young, G. S., N. S. Winstead, F. M. Monaldo, D. R. Thompson, and T. D. Sikora, 2006:  Synthetic aperture radar observations of mesoscale atmospheric phenomena.  Preprints, Fourteenth Conference on Interaction of the Sea and Atmosphere, AMS, Atlanta, GA,  30 January – 2 February 2006, CD publication.

  • Sikora, T. D., G. S. Young, R. C. Beal, F. M. Monaldo, and P. W. Vachon, 2006: Applications of synthetic aperture radar in marine meteorology.  Atmosphere Ocean Interactions - Volume 2, W. Perrie, Ed., WIT Press, 83-105.

  • Winstead, N.S., B. Colle, N. Bond, G. Young, J. Olson, K. Loescher, F. Monaldo, D. Thompson, and W. Pichel, 2006, Using SAR remote sensing, field observations, and models to better understand coastal flows in the Gulf of Alaska, Bull. American Met. Soc., June 2006, 787-800.

  • Sikora, T. D., and S. Ufermann, 2004: Marine atmospheric boundary layer cellular convection and longitudinal roll vortices.  SAR Marine Users Manual, C. Jackson and J. R. Apel, Eds., National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Actually published March, 2005),321-330.

  • Li., Xiaofeng, 2004: Atmospheric vortex streets and gravity waves, Synthetic Aperture Radar Marine User’s Manual (Christopher Jackson and John Apel, eds.), U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington DC, (actually published March 2005), 341-354.

  • Friedman, K, P. Vachon, and K. Katsaros, 2004, Mesoscale storm systems, Synthetic Aperture Radar Marine User’s Manual (Christopher Jackson and John Apel, eds.), U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington, DC, (actually published March 2005), 331-340.

  • Zheng, Q., S. S. P. Shen, Y. Yuan, N. E. Huang, V. Klemas, X.-H. Yan, F. Shi, X. Zhang, Z. Zhao, X. Li, and P. Clemente-Colón, Evidence of the coexistence of upstream and downstream solitary wavetrains in the real atmosphere, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 25, No. 21, 4433-4440, 2004.

  • Winstead, N. S., B. Colle, and N. Bond, 2004: Using synthetic aperture radar and high-resolution MM5 simulations to study barrier jets in the Gulf of Alaska. Preprints, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Anchorage, AK September 20 - 24, 2004.

  • Loescher, K., G. Young, N. S. Winstead, and B. Colle 2004: Application of a SAR image archive to climatological analysis of coastal wind storms. Preprints, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Anchorage, AK September 20 - 24, 2004.

  • Li, X., W. Zheng, W. Pichel, C-Z Zou, P. Clemente-Colón, K. Friedman, 2004, Analysis of island wakes and katabatic winds imaged by RADARSAT-1 synthetic aperture radar, IEEE  International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, 4 pp

  • Li, X, C. Dong, P. Clemente-Colón, W.G. Pichel, and K.S. Friedman, 2004, Synthetic aperture radar observation of the sea surface imprints of upstream atmospheric solitons generated by flow impeded by an island,  J. of Geophys. Res. 109 (C02016), 8 pages.

  • Clemente-Colón, P., 2002, Observation of atmospheric boundary layer and turbulence activity over the ocean surface using synthetic aperture radar, Proceedings AMS 15th Boundary Layer and Turbulence Conference, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 15-19 July 2002. 4 p.

  • Li, X., P. Clemente-Colón, W. Pichel, K Friedman, 2002, SAR and MODIS images of Atmospheric Solitons Generated by Upstream Blocking in Flow over St. Lawrence Island Bering Sea, IGARSS 2002, 3 pp.

  • Li, X., P. Clemente-Colón, W. Pichel, P. Vachon, and K. Friedman, 2002, Imaging the sea surface imprints of atmospheric vortex streets by space-borne synthetic aperture radar, Proceeding AMS 6th Symposium on Integrated Observing Systems, 141-7 January, 2002, Orlando, 3 pp.

  • Vachon, P., P. Black, P. Dodge, Kristina Katsaros, P. Clemente Colón, W. Pichel, and K. MacDonell, 2001, RADARSAT-1 Hurricane Watch, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2001 (IGARSS 2001), Sydney July 9-13, 3 pp.

  • Friedman, K.S., T.D. Sikora, W.G. Pichel, P. Clemente-Colón, and G. Hufford, 2001, Using spaceborne synthetic aperture radar to improve marine surface analyses, Weather and Forecasting, 16 (2), 270-276.

  • Sikora, T., K.S. Friedman, W.G. Pichel, and P. Clemente-Colón, 2000, Synthetic aperture radar as a tool for investigating polar mesoscale cyclones, Weather and Forecasting, 15 (6), 745-758.

  • Pichel, W. G., P. Clemente-Colón, E. Malaret, K. S. Friedman, and X. Li, , 2000, Analysis of ocean surface features with coincident SAR and radiometer data within the Alaska SAR Demonstration. Proceedings IGARSS 2000 The Role of Remote Sensing in Managing the Global Environment, 24-28 July 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii, 3 pp.

  • Li, X., W. G. Pichel, P. Clemente-Colón, P. Vachon, and K. S. Friedman, 2000, Analysis of atmospheric vortex streets observed on a RADARSAT SAR image,  Proceedings IGARSS 2000 The Role of Remote Sensing in Managing the Global Environment, 24-28 July 2000, Honolulu, Hawaii, 3 pp.

  • Friedman, K. S., P. Clemente-Colón, William G. Pichel, T. D. Sikora, and G. Hufford, 2000, Synthetic Aperture Radar Forecast Experiment, Proceedings AMS 10th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 9-14 January 2000, Long Beach, California.

  • Clemente-Colón, P., P. Manousos, W. Pichel, and K. Friedman, 1999, Observations of hurricane Bonnie in spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and Next Generation Doppler Weather Radar (NEXRAD), Proceedings EOS/SPIE Symposium on Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere, 20-24 September 1999, Florence, 9 pp.

  • Friedman, K., W. Pichel, P. Clemente-Colón, and X. Li, 1999, A study of polar lows with synthetic aperture radar and GOES imagery, Proceedings of 1999 IEEE International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium, Sensing and Managing the Environment, 28 June-02 July, 1999, Hamburg, 3 pp.

  • Li, X., P. Clemente-Colón, W. Pichel, P. Vachon, 1999, Atmospheric vortex streets on a RADARSAT SAR image,  Geophysical Research Letters, 27 (11), pp. 1655-1658.

  • Li, X., W. Pichel, K. Friedman, and P. Clemente-Colón, 1998: The sea surface imprint of island lee waves as observed by RADARSAT SAR,  1998 IEEE International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, Sensing and Managing the Enivornment, 6-10 July 1998, Seattle, 3 pp.

  • Friedman, K., W. Pichel, and X. Li, 1998: Mesoscale oceanic and atmospheric feature detection through fusion of RADARSAT SAR with GOES/Imager data,  1998 IEEE International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings, Sensing and Managing the Environment, 6-10 July 1998, Seattle, 3 pp.

GENERAL PAPERS

General SAR

 

Applications Demonstrations

  • Pichel, W., X. Li, F. Monaldo, C. Wackerman, C. Jackson, C-Z. Zou, W. Zheng, K. Friedman, P. Clemente-Colón, ENVISAT applications demonstrations: Alaska SAR Demonstration and Gulf of Mexico hurricane studies, Proc. Envisat Symposium 2007, Montreux, Switzerland 23-27 April 2007 (ESA SP-636, July 2007), 6 pp.

  • Pichel, W., K Friedman, P. Clemente-Colón, F. Monaldo, C. Wackerman, and X. Li, 2004, Status of operational demonstration of CoastWatch coastal oceanographic and hydrologic applications of ENVISAT ASAR imagery, Proceedings of 2004 Envisat & ERS Symposium, 6-10 September 2004, Salzburg, Austria SP-572 (actually published December 2004), 6 pp.

  • Pichel, W.G., P. Clemente-Colón, K.S. Friedman, X. Li, C. Brown, P. Chang, L. Connor, R. Legeckis, M. VanWoert, F. Arzayus, and W. Tseng, Sea-surface roughness research at NOAA/NESDIS, 2004, Combined Preprints, 84th AMS Annual Meeting, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, Washington, 11-15 January 2004, American Meteorological Society, 8 pp.

  • Pichel, W. G., 2004, Satellite synthetic aperture radar and the NOAA/NESDIS Sea Surface Roughness Science Team, Backscatter,  Spring 2004, 9-13.

  • Pichel, W. P., P. Clemente-Colón, C. Bertoia, M. Van Woert, C. Wackerman, F. Monaldo, D. Thompson, K. Friedman, and X. Li, 2004,  Routine Production of SAR-derived ice and ocean products in the United States, Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR, 8-12 September 2003, Svalbard, Norway, SP-565, European Space Agency, June 2004 (actually published December 2004),

  • Pichel, William G. , P.  Clemente-Colón, K. Friedman, X. Li, F. Monaldo, C. Wackerman, R. Beal, and W. Tseng,2002,  NOAA CoastWatch RADARSAT-1 SAR Coastal Monitoring Applications Demonstrations, Proceedings IGARSS 2002, 3 pp.

  • Pichel, W.G. and P. Clemente-Colón, 2001, Development and demonstration of coastal and hydrologic applications of ALOS PALSAR imagery for NOAA CoastWatch, Proceedings of 1st ALOS PI Meeting, March 26-30, 2001, Tokyo, 3 pp.

  • Pichel, W. and P. Clemente‑Colón, 2000, NOAA CoastWatch SAR Applications and Demonstration, Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, 21(1), 49-57.

  • Pichel, W. , P. Clemente-Colón, K. Friedman, A. Lunsford, G. Leshkevich, G. Hufford, C. Neigh, W. Tseng, R. Stone, and X. Li, 1998:  CoastWatch applications of synthetic aperture radar imagery,  Journal of Advanced Marine Science and Technology Society, 4 (2) pp. 147-154.

  • Pichel, W., P. Clemente-Colón, K. Friedman, X. Li, F. Monaldo, R. Beal, C. Wackerman, E. Malaret, F. Funk, W. Tseng, R. Meiggs, M. Hopkins, 2000, The Alaska SAR Demonstration: RADARSAT-1 Experience and ENVISAT plans., ERS-2/ENVISAT Symposium, 16-20 October 2000, Gothenberg, Sweden:

  • Clemente-Colón, W. Pichel, R. Rernandez-Sein, and E. Malaret, 1999, Spaceborne SAR present and planned activities at NOAA/NESDIS, Proceeding GlobeSAR 2 Final Symposium, 17-20 May, 1999, Buenos Aires, 6 pp.

  • Pichel, W., P. Clemente-Colón, K. Friedman, X. Li, C. Wackerman, R. Beal, F. Monaldo, W. Tseng, A. Liu, and S. Wu, 1999, NOAA CoastWatch RADARSAT SAR Coastal Monitoring Applications Demonstration, Proceedings of 1999 IEEE International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Symposium, Sensing and Managing the Environment, 28 June-02 July, 1999, Hamburg, 3 pp.

  • Clemente-Colón, W. Pichel, W. Tseng, X. Liu, X-H, Yan, R. Achutuni, 1998:  Progress Report on NOAA CoastWatch RADARSAT Coastal Monitoring Applications Demonstration, Presented at the ADRO Conference, Toronto, October, 1998.

  • Pichel, W. , P. Clemente-Colón, K. Friedman, A. Lunsford, G. Leshkevich, G. Hufford, C. Neigh, W. Tseng, R. Stone, and X. Li, CoastWatch applications of synthetic aperture radar imagery, 1998: Proceedings of PORSEC98-Qingdao, Interdisciplinary Multi-Sensor Studies of the Pacific Ocean, 28-31 July 1998, Qingdao, China, Vol. 1, pp 558-562.

  • Tseng, W.Y., W.G. Pichel, A.K. Liu, P. Clemenete-Colon, G.A. Leshkevich, S. V. Nghiem, R. Kwok, and R.N. Stone, 1997, Near real-time RADARSAT data system for NOAA CoastWatch applications, IGARSS97, Singapore, August 3-8, 3 pp.

  • Pichel, W.G., R.N. Stone, W. Tseng, P. Clemente-Colon, and D.S. Trush, 1997:  NOAA satellite ocean remote sensing near real-time system for providing synthetic aperture radar data for marine and coastal applications, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, Vol I, 17-19 March, 1997, Orlando, I-331 - I-340.

  • Pichel, W., P. Clemente-Colon, G. Hufford, G. Leshkevich, G. Wohl, F. Kniskern, J. Sapper, and R. Carey, 1994:  CoastWatch SAR applications demonstration -- development phase.   Proceedings Second ERS-1 Symposium -- Space at the Service of our Environment, Hamburg, Germany, 11-14 October 1993 , European Space Agency, Paris, 669-674. 

 

Future Satellites

  • Helz, R. T., J. LaBrecque, and W.G. Pichel, 2003, SAR: a versatile new tool for Earth science, Geotimes, November 2003, web publication.

  • Cunningham, J., D. Chambers, C. O. Davis, A. Gerber, R. Helz, J.P. McGuire, and W. Pichel, 2003, Ocean Observer study: a proposed national asset to augment the future U.S. operational satellite system, Marine Technology Society Journal, 37 (3), 142-158.

  • Pichel, W., J. McGuire, J. Cunningham, A. Gerber, B. Huneycutt, B. Holt, D. Sandwell, 2002, Ocean Observer SAR Requirements and Instrument Characteristics, IGARSS 2002, 3 pp.

  • Pichel, W., J. McGuire, and D. Taube, 2001, User requirements for an ocean observation satellite system, Proceedings Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2001 (IGARSS 2001), Sydney July 9-13, 3 pp.

  • Alaska SAR Facility User Working Group, 1998: The Critical Role of SAR in Earth System Science, Alaska SAR Facility Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, (Section 8 Operational Applications contributed by W. Pichel), 46 pp.

  • RADARSAT Ad Hoc Working Group, 1995:  U.S.   Government Operational Requirements for RADARSAT Data (W.G. Pichel, ed.),  NOAA/NESDIS, 46 pp.  

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