In situ measurements of capillary-gravity wave spectra using a scanning laser slope gauge and microwave radars
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Capillary-gravity wave spectra are measured using a scanning laser slope gauge (SLSG), and simultaneously by X and K band Doppler radars off the Chemotaxis Dock at the Quissett campus of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Wave spectral densities estimated from the radar measurements using the Bragg theory agree with those measured using the SLSG at the Bragg wavenumber to within a few decibels, suggesting that Bragg scattering theory is valid for the conditions of this experiment. Spatial measurements (wavenumber spectra measurements) are essential for characterizing short capillary-gravity waves, since this strong Doppler shift will dramatically change apparent frequency spectra. -Authors
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Journal of Geophysical Research
Hara, T., E. J. Bock, and D. Lyzenga. "In situ measurements of capillary-gravity wave spectra using a scanning laser slope gauge and microwave radars." Journal of Geophysical Research 99, C6 (1994). doi: 10.1029/94jc00531.