Accession Number : ADA484793


Title :   Patos Lagoon Outflow Within the Rio de la Plata Plume Using an Airborne Salinity Mapper: Observing an Embedded Plume


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV


Personal Author(s) : Burrage, Derek ; Wesson, Joel ; Martinez, Carlos ; Perez, Tabare ; Moller Jr , Osmar ; Piola, Alberto


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a484793.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : Using brightness temperature Tb measurements from L-band airborne microwave radiometers, with independent sea surface temperature (SST) observations, sea surface salinity (SSS) can be remotely determine with errors of about I psa in temperate regions. Nonlinearities in the relationship between Tb, SSS, and SST produce variations in the sensitivity of salinity S to variations in Tb and SST. Despite significant efforts devoted to SSS remote sensing retrieval algorithms, little consideration has been given to deriving density D from remotely sensed SSS and SST. Density is related to S and T through the equation of state. It affects the ocean's static stability and its dynamical response to forcings. By chaining together two empirical relationships (flat-sea emissivity and equation of state) to form an inversion algorithm for sea surface density (SSD) in terms of Tb and SST, we develops simple L-band SSD retrieval algorithm.


Descriptors :   *OCEANOGRAPHY , REPRINTS , OCEAN CURRENTS , INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , MAPPING , PLUMES , L BAND , SALINITY , SURFACE TEMPERATURE , SEA WATER , TEMPERATE REGIONS , ALGORITHMS , RADIOMETERS


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE