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Min Wang, Shudao Zhou, Zhanhua Liu, and Yangchun Zhang

surveillance have been studied over the past several years. Steffens (1949) proposed an idea of measuring visibility by using the visual characteristics of images, which is first measures the physical characteristics of the atmosphere and then indirectly transforms them into visibility. Bellver (1987) used a 1-yr measurement test to determine the meteorological range, which was performed by photographing black targets and the sky by an automatic recording microdensitometer. Kimura et al. (2007

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Ming-Huei Chang, Ren-Chieh Lien, Yiing Jang Yang, and Tswen Yung Tang

their generation and dissipation sites and for estimating their intensity, energy, and energy flux. Shipboard and moored acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) measurements capture velocity fluctuations associated with NLIWs ( Chang et al. 2008 ; Lien et al. 2010, manuscript submitted to J. Phys. Oceanogr. ; Alford et al. 2010 ; Ramp et al. 2010 ). NLIWs may have vertical currents as large as O (0.1 m s −1 ) and are often distinct in ADCP vertical velocity records. ADCP velocity measurements

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H. Czerski

1. Introduction The presence of bubbles in a liquid can have a considerable influence on that liquid’s optical and acoustical properties, as well as providing opportunities for the exchange of gases across the bubble boundary. Consequently, accurate measurement of the number and size of the bubbles present is desirable in many fields of science, for example, chemical engineering, medicine, and oceanography. The aim of the research presented in this paper is to improve the measurement of the

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Alexandre P. Fischer

1. Introduction a. Manual snow depth measurements In Canada, for all meteorological stations prior to the 1960s, and for most nonsynoptic stations over their entire history, snowboards were used to measure new snow within a specified time period ( Potter 1965 ). The depth of snow on the board was measured with a ruler that, since 1978, has been 1 m long and graduated every 0.2 cm. The board was then reset on the surface of the snow cover to prepare for the next snowfall (SF) event. A limitation

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John Kochendorfer, Michael E. Earle, Daniel Hodyss, Audrey Reverdin, Yves-Alain Roulet, Rodica Nitu, Roy Rasmussen, Scott Landolt, Samuel Buisán, and Timo Laine

vulnerability to flooding are both increasing ( Hirabayashi et al. 2013 ; Huang et al. 2015 ). For these reasons, accurate precipitation measurements are needed by watershed managers, hydrologists, emergency management agencies, meteorologists, and climatologists. Solid precipitation measurements, in particular, are subject to large measurement errors, due primarily to undercatch caused by wind ( Fortin et al. 2008 ; Goodison et al. 1998 ; Goodison 1978 ; Rasmussen et al. 2012 ; Sugiura et al. 2003

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Vlado Malačič

1. Introduction Wind measurements collected by anemometers mounted on floating objects are subjected to movements driven by the motion of the sea surface. Despite new technologies such as satellite synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) wind measurements ( Lin et al. 2008 ) that enable the “sea state” determined by winds and waves to be followed, moored stations are still extremely valuable. The definition that separates the ocean or “offshore” buoys and coastal buoys in distinct categories is not

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Zhi-Cheng Huang, Cheng-Yang Yeh, Kuo-Hsin Tseng, and Wen-Yang Hsu

1. Introduction Airborne scanning lidar is frequently used for mapping topography in coastal areas and for monitoring shoreline variations (e.g., Stockdon et al. 2002 ) and beach erosion (e.g., Sallenger et al. 2003 ). Lidar has been extended and proven to be a useful tool for coastal sea surface (e.g., Reineman et al. 2009 ; Vrbancich et al. 2011 ) and wave dissipation rate measurements (e.g., Huang et al. 2012 ). However, the abovementioned studies rely on massive lidar systems, such as

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Francesco Raffa, Giovanni Ludeno, Giuseppa Buscaino, Gianmaria Sannino, Adriana Carillo, Rosario Grammauta, Domenico Spoto, Francesco Soldovieri, Salvatore Mazzola, and Francesco Serafino

. Therefore, in the development of a noise-monitoring plan in marine shallow waters, a comparative study coupling wave data and underwater acoustic measurements contributes to distinguishing the main natural abiotic underwater noise from anthropogenic noise ( Buscaino et al. 2016 ). X-band marine radars are useful active microwave remote sensing systems for sea-state monitoring either offshore or close to the coastline. Sea surface analyses by marine radar are based on the acquisition of consecutive radar

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Levi F. Kilcher, Jim Thomson, Samuel Harding, and Sven Nylund

1. Introduction Acoustic Doppler velocimeters (ADVs) have been used to make high-precision measurements of water velocity for over 20 years ( Kraus et al. 1994 ; Lohrmann et al. 1995 ). During that time, they have been deployed around the world to measure turbulence from a range of platforms, including in the laboratory setting ( Voulgaris and Trowbridge 1998 ); from stationary structures on ocean, river, and lake bottoms ( Kim et al. 2000 ; Lorke 2007 ; Cartwright et al. 2009 ); in surface

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Kjersti Bruserud and Sverre Haver

well known. To utilize that the occurrence of extreme wind, waves, and currents are not fully correlated in the design of offshore structures, the new edition of N-003, which is on industry hearing ( NORSOK 2017 ), recommends at least 5 years of simultaneous wind, wave, and current data. Based on this and in order to be able to establish joint distributions for significant wave height and current speed for the design of offshore structures, a met–ocean measurement program at five locations in the

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