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Measurement of the sea surface slopes by spaceborne lidar

K.V. Pokazeev$^1$, A.S. Zapevalov$^2$, N.E. Lebedev$^2$

Moscow University Physics Bulletin 2017. 72. N 4. P. 410

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Errors of dispersions of sea surface slopes measured by means of the spacecraft-mounted lidars are analyzed. Errors caused by deviations of the real wave field from the Gaussian isotropic surface are considered. It is shown that the unaccounted deviations of slope distributions from the Gaussian lead to a systematic decreasing of the calculated slope dispersions values about 11-14%. It is shown that the effect of slopes anisotropy on their dispersions calculation upon the data of spacecraft vertical laser sounding can be neglected.

Received: 2016 June 23
Approved: 2017 October 2
PACS:
78.67.-n Optical properties of low-dimensional, mesoscopic, and nanoscale materials and structures
Rissian citation:
К.В. Показеев, А.С. Запевалов, К.Е. Лебедев.
Измерения уклонов морской поверхности путем лазерного зондирования с космических аппаратов.
Вестн. Моск. ун-та. Сер. 3. Физ. Астрон. 2017. № 4. С. 68.
Authors
K.V. Pokazeev$^1$, A.S. Zapevalov$^2$, N.E. Lebedev$^2$
$^1$Department of Physics of Sea and Inland Water, Faculty of Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Moscow, 119991, Russia
$^2$Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. Sevastopol, 299001, Russia
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