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Demo Products

The GlobWave portal will provide a facility to archive and distribute demonstration wave products.

Such demonstration wave products should be at least partly derived from satellite data, based on new techniques of new types of satellite data. An initial set of demonstration products has been made available by the GlobWave Consortium which are outlined in the subsections below.

We plan to grow the set of demonstration products available via the GlobWave Web Portal during the lifetime of the project and this will depend on members of the wave community working with us so that we can host some of their exciting research concepts!

As innovators within your field, we are looking to the wave user community to offer existing products that could be integrated as part of the GlobWave initiative. This offers a fantastic outreach opportunity for your organisation and helps us to stimulate involvement from the wave community at large, a key objective of GlobWave.

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The SOPRANO demonstration product consists of a grid of SAR wave spectra extracted from a subset of a full SAR image. It also contains significant wave height and dominant wavelength and direction for the three most energetic wave partitions detected in each SAR wave spectrum.
Fireworks consists of swell tracking animations of SAR observed swell snapshots at several successive dates from observations back or forward in time after simple linear wave propagation.
These types of plots are widely used in fatigue calculations in offshore engineering applications.
The DUE eSurge project has been set up by ESA to promote the use of Earth Observation data for Storm Surge applications. A storm surge is an abnormally high sea level produced by severe atmospheric conditions, lasting for a period ranging from a few minutes to a few days. Storm…
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) have recently published their work on Global Sea State Measurements using ENVISAT ASAR Wave Mode Data.
Murray Brown from the UNESCO/IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange's (IODE) OceanTeacher program has developed an online tutorial using GlobWave data. The lesson teaches users how to access the GlobWave portal and download Near Real Time (NRT) ENVISAT and JASON 1&2Altimeter data, open the netCDF files using the Integrated…
A merged altimeter wave height data base has been set up by Ifremer, providing wave height, backscatter coefficient and wind speed.
As part of the Jason-2 project, CNES is funding a dedicated initiative called PISTACH to improve conventional satellite radar altimetry products over coastal areas and continental waters.
COASTALT was a Project on "Development of Radar Altimetry Data Processing in the Coastal Zone" funded by the European Space Agency (ESA/ESRIN contract 21201/08/I-LG) whose main objective was to contribute to the transition of pulse-limited coastal altimetry towards a mature, pre-operational status , by defining and testing new coastal radar…