Francis M. Monaldo

Learn More
The long-term goal of the research effort to be described in this paper is to investigate the possibility of obtaining quantitative information about the near-surface wind field and perhaps other parameters that characterize the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer (MABL) from an analysis of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery. Because of its potential for(More)
During the Spaceborne Imaging Radar (SIR-B) mission in October 1984, the on-board synthetic aperture radar (SAR) acquired data in the vicinity of Hurricane Josephine. In this paper, ocean wave spectra computed from the SAR imagery are compared with Ocean Data Gathering Project (ODGP) model forecasts. Because the apparent propagation direction of the(More)
Spaceborne synthetic aperture radars (SARs) measure surface radar cross section (RCS) with ground resolutions from 25 to 100 m. In turn, the RCS of the ocean surface is a function of wind speed and direction. Over the past few years, we have been routinely using RCS measured by the RADARSAT SAR to compute highresolution wind speed. We have converted over(More)
The long-term goal of this research effort is to investigate the possibility of obtaining quantitative information about the near-surface wind field and perhaps other parameters that characterize the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer (MABL) from an analysis of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery. Because of its potential for yielding such information in(More)
  • 1