January - March 2000, Volume 21, Number 1



   Guest Editor's Introduction
   R. C. Beal and W. G. Pichel

   SAR Symposium Keynote Address
   R. S. Winokur



   Toward an International Storm Watch Using Wide Swath SAR
   R. C. Beal

   Serendipity in the Use of Satellite Scattermometer, SAR, and Other Sensor Data
   R. A. Brown

   SAR Signatures of the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer: Implications for Numerical Forecasting
   G. S. Young

   Canadian Progress Toward Marine and Coastal Applications of Synthetic Aperture Radar
   P. W. Vachon, P. Adlakha, H. Edel, M. Henschel, B. Ramsay, D. Flett, M. Rey, G. Staples, and S. Thomas

   Coastal Observing Systems: The Role of Synthetic Aperture Radar
   J. A. Johannessen

   NOAA Coast Watch SAR Applications and Demonstration
   W. G. Pichel and P. Clemente-Colón


Wind, Storms, and the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer

   Mapping High-Resolution Wind Fields Using Synthetic Aperture Radar
    D. R. Thompson and R. C. Beal

   Wind, Slick, and Fish Boat Observations with Radarsat ScanSAR
   J. Gower and S. Skey

   The Alaska SAR Demonstration and Near-Real-Time Synthetic Aperture Radar Winds
   F. Monaldo

   Monitoring Hurricanes over the Ocean with Wide Swath SAR
   K. S. Friedman and X. Li

   Wind Fields from SAR: Could They Improve Our Understanding of Storm Dynamics?
   K. B. Katsaros, P. W. Vachon, P. G. Black, P. P. Dodge, and E. W. Uhlhorn

   Testing the Diagnosis of Marine Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Structure from Synthetic Aperture Radar
   T. D. Sikora, D. R. Thompson, and J. C. Bleidorn

   Computation of Wind Vectors over the Ocean Using Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar
   J. Horstmann, S. Lehner, W. Koch, and R. Tonboe

   Extracting Fine-Scale Wind Fields from Synthetic Aperture Radar Images of the Ocean Surface
   P. D. Mourad, D. R. Thompson, and D. C. Vandemark


Oceans, Fisheries, and Coastal Flooding

   Low-Backscatter Ocean Features in Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery
    P. Clemente-Colón and X.-H. Yan

   Ocean Feature Monitoring with Wide Swath Synthetic Aperture Radar
   S. Wu, A. Liu, G. Leonard, and W. G. Pichel

   Estimating Oceanic Mixed-Layer Depth from Internal Wave Evolution Observed from Radarsat-1 SAR
   X. Li, P. Clemente-Colón, and K. S. Friedman

   The Role of Wide Swath SAR in High-Latitude Coastal Management
    R. B. Olsen and T. Wahl

   International Fisheries Enforcement Management Using Wide Swath SAR
   D. R. Montgomery

   Flood and Coastal Zone Monitoring in Bangladesh with Radarsat ScanSAR: Technical Experience and Institutional Challenges
   D. Werle, T. C. Martin, and K. Hasa


Future Missions and Data Policy

   Synthetic Aperture Radar in Europe: ERS, Envisat, and Beyond
   E. Attema, Y.-L. Desnos, and G. Duchossois

   Rapid-Repeat SAR Imaging of the Ocean Surface: Are Daily Observations Possible?
   B. Holt and J. Hilland

   International Policy on Wide Swath SAR Ocean Weather Data
   R. K. Raney and C. S. Nielson



   Publications, Presentations, and Colloquia

Icon The Cover: As part of the NOAA/APL StormWatch Demonstration using the Canadian Radarsat-1, sequential sets of 440-km-wide ScanSAR ascending passes were acquired during the winter over the northwest Atlantic between Cape Hatteras and Newfoundland. On 22 November 1997, orbit 10710 passed north over the Gulf Stream and on over the Gulf of Maine. The insets depict steps in the conversion of pass 10710 radar backscatter (left) to surface wind speed (right), all embedded within a regional wind model. The background image is an expanded and enhanced version of the high-resolution wind field extracted from the ScanSAR over the northern end of the pass. It covers nearly the entire New England coast and adjacent Gulf of Maine. The fine spatial structure of the wind field evident all along the coast would be impossible to observe with any other technique. (See articles in this issue by Beal, and Thompson and Beal.) (Landform mask from R. Sterner, APL; cover illustration by Kenneth R. Moscati.)

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