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Miami univ. scientist gets $0.5 million for research on InSAR usage

VIRGINIA KEY, Fla. Working closely with the University of Miami’s Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS), Associate Professor of Applied Marine Physics, Dr. Roland Romeiser, has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The project, “Currents in Rivers Observed by Spaceborne Along-Track InSAR (CuRiOSATI),” marks the first ever use of this type of InSAR (interferometric synthetic aperture radar) satellite imagery to determine surface current fields in rivers and in the ocean. These measurements will be valuable in monitoring global river runoff, bathymetric changes in coastal waters, and the spreading of pollutants, as well as in basic research on turbulence characteristics in the open ocean and other promising applications.