THE ORIGIN OF SEA CLUTTER PATTERNS

Dr. H. C. Freiesleben

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Abstract: THE PHYSICAL EXPLANATION of sea clutter has been considerably advanced, above all, by the papers of Katz, Katzin, Schooley [l] and others. This question has been studied for more than 20 years and Goldstein [2] is to be called the initiator. In Germany Schonfeld and his disciples Mtiller and WaiBerling (Hannover) have studied sea clutter. In all these cases the method used was to measure intensities of sea clutter signals on A-displays. This contribution is exclusively based upon PPI observations and can and will thus only deal with part of the problem. In the swell of the ocean sea patterns have repeatedly been observed and photographed [3]. Such photographs have often been published and are also contained in nautical text-books together with reference that a radar survey of the sea surface has been obtained by means of reflections from swell waves [4].
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 14, Number 2
Pages: 170 - 173
Cite this article: Freiesleben, Dr. H. C., "THE ORIGIN OF SEA CLUTTER PATTERNS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 1967, pp. 170-173.
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