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Formation of radar images of hydrodynamic structures created by ship


A. S. Zapevalov

Marine Hydrophysical Institute of RAS


The paper is received on July 30, 2015, after correction - on September 24, 2015


Abstract. Modern concepts of the physical mechanisms of formation of radar images of the surface wake of moving objects are examined,  when sensing is carried out from the spacecraft. We considered these types of hydrodynamic formations as ship waves, foam and turbulent wake. The main attention is paid to the formation of a new, recently discovered type of disturbances, created by the moving object, it is called narrow V-like ship wake.

Keywords: radar image, artificial hydrodynamic patterns, sea surface, narrow V-like ship wake.