Columbia River Plume Revealed in Synthetic Aperature Radar (SAR) Images

The Hydrodynamic Process and Ecosystems Research Group uses synthetic aperature radar (SAR) to explore plume morphodynamics. The SAR images are collected by the Radarsat, a Canadian remote sensing satellite.


River Plume and Internal Waves (July 1, 2003 14:39)



Plume Front [Figure from Orton and Jay, 2005]


Columbia River Plume SAR image gallery

2001
Feb 24 02:15
Apr 13 02:15
Jun 7 02:12
Aug 22 01:54
Sep 15 01:54
Sep 28 14:25
Oct 1 14:38
Nov 2 01:54


2002
Jan 30 01:54
Mar 26 01:54
Apr 12 01:54
May 29 14:39
June 23 01:54
Jul 24 01:54
Aug 9 14:39
Sep 9 01:54
Oct 4 01:54
Oct 21 01:54
Nov 13 14:39
Dec 13 14:39





2003
Jan 8 01:54
Jan 31 14:39
Mar 14 01:54
Mar 20 14:39
Apr 14 01:54
Apr 30 14:39
May 24 14:39
Jun 01 01:54
Jul 1 14:39
Jul 25 14:39
Aug 5 01:54
Aug 28 14:39
Sep 28 14:39
Sep 29 01:54




SAR Images during RISE 2004 Cruise
Jul 2 14:24
Full Res in CRM*
Jul 5 14:36
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Jul 6 01:57
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Jul 13 15:33
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Jul 16 02:05
Jul 19 14:28
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Jul 26 14:24
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Jul 29 14:37
Jul 30 01:57
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SAR Images Superimposed with Salinity Data Measured by the RV Pt. Sur (2004)
Jul 13 15:33 Jul 16 02:05 Jul 19 14:28 Jul 26 14:24


SAR Images during RISE 2005 Cruise
 Jun 03 14:23:52
   Jun 03 14:24:06
RAW Image Coordinates
 Jun 14 01:53:07 Jun 27 14:24:02



*CRM --Columbia River Mouth