Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Research article
13 Nov 2020
Research article |  | 13 Nov 2020

Measuring ocean total surface current velocity with the KuROS and KaRADOC airborne near-nadir Doppler radars: a multi-scale analysis in preparation for the SKIM mission

Louis Marié, Fabrice Collard, Frédéric Nouguier, Lucia Pineau-Guillou, Danièle Hauser, François Boy, Stéphane Méric, Peter Sutherland, Charles Peureux, Goulven Monnier, Bertrand Chapron, Adrien Martin, Pierre Dubois, Craig Donlon, Tania Casal, and Fabrice Ardhuin


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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Fabrice Ardhuin on behalf of the Authors (04 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Jul 2020) by John M. Huthnance
RR by Ernesto Rodriguez (27 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 Aug 2020) by John M. Huthnance
AR by Fabrice Ardhuin on behalf of the Authors (13 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Fabrice Ardhuin on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (08 Oct 2020) by John M. Huthnance
Short summary
With present-day techniques, ocean surface currents are poorly known near the Equator and globally for spatial scales under 200 km and timescales under 30 d. Wide-swath radar Doppler measurements are an alternative technique. Such direct surface current measurements are, however, affected by platform motions and waves. These contributions are analyzed in data collected during the DRIFT4SKIM airborne and in situ experiment, demonstrating the possibility of measuring currents from space globally.