Roland Romeiser

Roland Romeiser

Associate Professor Department of Ocean Sciences

University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

MSC 326

Tel: (305) 421-4645

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Dr. Romeiser has wide experience in the remote sensing of winds, waves, and current fields by various microwave sensors – altimeter, scatterometer, conventional and interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR / InSAR). He has been involved in many theoretical studies and experiments, and he has developed the numerical SAR / InSAR imaging model “M4S“. Furthermore, Dr. Romeiser is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. His current research interests focus on the theoretical modeling and interpretation of SAR and InSAR signatures of ocean features associated with spatially varying surface currents and winds, the development of quantitative geophysical parameter retrieval algorithms, and performance studies for future spaceborne SAR / InSAR missions.
Romeiser, R., Global validation of the wave model WAM over a one-year period using GEOSAT wave height data, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 4713-4726, 1993.
Romeiser, R., A. Schmidt, and W. Alpers, A three-scale composite surface model for the ocean wave-radar modulation transfer function, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 9785-9801, 1994.
Schmidt, A., V. Wismann, R. Romeiser, and W. Alpers, Simultaneous measure­ments of the ocean wave-radar modulation transfer function at L, C, and X bands from the research platform Nordsee, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 8815-8827, 1995.
Matthews, J.P., V.R. Wismann, K. Lwiza, R. Romeiser, I. Hennings, and G.P. de Loor, The observation of the surface roughness characteristics of the Rhine plume frontal boundaries by simultaneous airborne thematic mapper and multifrequency helicopter-borne radar scatterometer, Int. J. Remote Sens., 18, 2021-2033, 1997.
Romeiser, R., W. Alpers, and V. Wismann, An improved composite surface model for the radar backscattering cross section of the ocean surface, 1. Theory of the model and optimization / validation by scatterometer data, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 25,237-25,250, 1997.
Romeiser, R., and W. Alpers, An improved composite surface model for the radar backscattering cross section of the ocean surface, 2. Model response to surface roughness variations and the radar imaging of underwater bottom topography, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 25,251-25,267, 1997.
Hennings, I., R. Romeiser, W. Alpers, and A. Viola, Radar imaging of Kelvin arms of ship wakes, Int. J. Remote Sens., 20, 2519-2543, 1999.
Chubb, S.R., T. Donato, F. Askari, R. Romeiser, S. Ufermann, A.L. Cooper, W. Alpers, S.A. Mango, J.S. Lee, Study of Gulf Stream features with a multi-frequency polarimetric SAR from the Space Shuttle, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 37, 2495-2507, 1999.
Ufermann, S., and R. Romeiser, A new interpretation of multifrequency / multi­polarization radar signatures of the Gulf Stream front, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 25,697-25,706, 1999.
Ufermann, S., and R. Romeiser, Numerical study on signatures of atmospheric convective cells in radar images of the ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 25,707-25,720, 1999.
Brandt, P., R. Romeiser, and A. Rubino, On the determination of characteristics of the interior ocean dynamics from radar signatures of internal solitary waves, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 30,039-30,047, 1999.
Romeiser, R., and D.R. Thompson, Numerical study on the along-track interfero­metric radar imaging mechanism of oceanic surface currents, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 38-II, 446-458, 2000.
Porter, D.L., D.R. Thompson, W. Alpers, and R. Romeiser, Remotely sensed ocean observations of the Coastal Mixing and Optics site from synthetic aperture radars and advanced very high resolution radiometers, J. Geophys,. Res., 106, 9623-9638, 2001.
Johannessen, J.A., R. Garello, B. Chapron, R. Romeiser, P. Pavlakis, I. Robinson, N. Connolly, K. Nittis, T. Hamre, S. Ufermann, W. Alpers, H. Espedal, B. Furevik, V. Cummins, and D. Tarchi, Marine SAR analysis and interpretation system — MARSAIS, Ann. Telecommun., 56, 655-660, 2001.
Romeiser, R., S. Ufermann, and W. Alpers, Remote sensing of oceanic current features by synthetic aperture radar — achievements and perspectives, Ann. Telecommun., 56, 661-671, 2001.
Romeiser, R., S. Ufermann, A. Androssov, H. Wehde, L. Mitnik, S. Kern, and A. Rubino, On the remote sensing of oceanic and atmospheric convection in the Greenland Sea by synthetic aperture radar, J. Geophys. Res., 109, 14 pp., 2004.
Romeiser, R., S. Ufermann, and S. Kern, Status report on the remote sensing of current features by spaceborne synthetic aperture radar, Proc. Second Workshop on Coastal and Marine Applications of SAR, 105-124, ESA Special Publication SP-565, ESA, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 2004.
Romeiser, R., Current measurements by airborne along-track InSAR: Measuring technique and experimental results, IEEE J. Ocean. Eng., 30, 552-569, 2005.
Romeiser, R., H. Breit, M. Eineder, H. Runge, P. Flament, K. de Jong, and J. Vogel­zang, Current measurements by SAR along-track interferometry from a space shuttle, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 43, 2315-2324, 2005.
Androsov, A., A. Rubino, R. Romeiser, and D.V. Sein, Open-ocean convection in the Greenland Sea: preconditioning through a mesoscale chimney and detectability in SAR imagery studied with a hierarchy of nested numerical models, Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 14, 693-702, 2005.
Romeiser, R., and H. Runge, Detailed analysis of ocean current measuring capabili­ties of TerraSAR-X in several possible along-track InSAR modes on the basis of numerical simulations, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 45, 21-35, 2007.
Romeiser, R., H. Runge, S. Suchandt, J. Sprenger, H. Weilbeer, A. Sohrmann, and D. Stammer, Current Measurements in Rivers by Spaceborne Along-Track InSAR, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 45, 4019-4030, 2007.
Romeiser, R., and H. Runge, Current measurements in coastal waters and rivers by along-track InSAR, in Remote Sensing of the European Seas, V. Barale and M. Gade (eds.), 411-422, Springer Science and Business Media, 2008.
Romeiser, R., S. Suchandt, H. Runge, U. Steinbrecher, and S. Grünler, First analysis of TerraSAR-X along-track InSAR-derived current fields, IEEE Trans. Geosci. and Remote Sensing, 48, 820-829, 2010.
Brümmer, B., G. Müller, C. Klepp, G. Spreen, R. Romeiser, and J. Horstmann, Characteristics and impact of a gale-force storm field over the Norwegian Sea, Tellus Series A, 16 pp., 2010.
Romeiser, R., J. Johannessen, B. Chapron, F. Collard, V. Kudryavtsev, H. Runge, and S. Suchandt, Direct surface current field imaging from space by along-track InSAR and conventional SAR, in Oceanography From Space, Revisited, V. Barale, J.F.R. Gower, and L. Alberotanza (eds.), 73-91, Springer Science+Business Media, 2010.
Lund, B., H.C. Graber, and R. Romeiser, Wind retrieval from shipborne nautical X-band radar data, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 50, 3800-3811, 2012.
Xue, J., H.C. Graber, B. Lund, and R. Romeiser, Amplitudes estimation of large internal solitary waves in the Mid-Atlantic Bight using synthetic aperture radar and marine X-band radar images, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 51, 3250-3258, 2013.
Romeiser, R., J. Horstmann, M.J. Caruso, and H.C. Graber, A descalloping post-processor for ScanSAR images of ocean scenes, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 51, 3259-3272, 2013.
Lund, B., H.C. Graber, J. Xue, and R. Romeiser, Analysis of internal wave signatures in marine radar data, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., in press, 13 pp., 2013.
Romeiser, R., H. Runge, S. Suchandt, R. Kahle, C. Rossi, and Paul S. Bell, Quality assessment of surface current fields from TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X along-track interferometry and Doppler centroid analysis, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., in press, 2013.
Xue, J., H.C. Graber, R. Romeiser, and B. Lund, Understanding internal wave-wave interaction patterns observed in satellite images of the Mid-Atlantic Bight, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., in press, 2013.
Grünler, S., R. Romeiser, and D. Stammer, Estimation of tidally-influenced river discharge from space using along-track InSAR technology – a model-based feasibility study, J. Geophys. Res., in press, 2013.
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