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21 December 1994 Preliminary results in use of ERS-1 imagery for Black Sea coastal studies
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A preliminary study of ERS-1 imagery over a portion of Romanian coastal zone is presented. After compression from 16 bit to 8 bit data and application of adaptive filter to reduce speckle and antenna pattern correction for one of the images, the mean radar return from an offshore region with uniform backscatter has been related to the wind conditions. As a particularity for Black Sea, tidal conditions do not influence much spectral signature of data. Smooth slicks, regions of low backscatter also appear to correlate with coastal outfalls. Meteo and seastate observations have been obtained during ERS-1 data acquisition, which may give an answer after ERS-1 data have been processed in future.
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Marius Necsoiu and Samuel F. Atkinson "Preliminary results in use of ERS-1 imagery for Black Sea coastal studies", Proc. SPIE 2316, SAR Data Processing for Remote Sensing, (21 December 1994);

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