REMOTE SENSING IN OCEANOGRAPHY.
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C
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The paper reviews experience in sensing oceanographic conditions from aircraft and projects plans for extending some of these capabilities for more remote sensing from satellites. Sensing of oceanographic variables from aircraft began with the photographing of waves and ice. Since then remote measurement of sea surface temperatures and wave heights have become routine. Sensors tested for oceanographic applications include multi-band color cameras, radar scatterometers, infrared spectrometers and scanners, passive microwave radiometers, and radar imagers. Remote sensing has found its greatest application in providing rapid coverage of large oceanographic areas for synoptic and analysis and oceanographic prediction. Analyses and predictions are, in turn, used in monitoring sound propagation conditions in the ocean, in routing ships, and in studying conditions controlling the location of fish. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography