Accession Number:

AD0743114

Title:

Application of High Resolution Infrared and Visual Data to Investigate Changes in and the Relationship Between Sea Surface Temperatures and Cloud Patterns Over the Eastern Tropical Pacific.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

INTER-AMERICAN TROPICAL TUNA COMMISSION LA JOLLA CALIF

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Results on the application of infrared data from NASA and NOAA satellites for use in the field of fishery oceanography are given. Preliminary results of Project Little Window 2 LW-2 held in the Gulf of California are discussed. A general review of the numerical techniques used for handling infrared data is given. Methods for photo-digitization of 70 mm and 35 mm filmstrips are also described and examples are given. The importance of surface thermal fronts to biota in general and to the tuna fishery in particular, in the eastern tropical Pacific is discussed. Selected numerical techniques for producing charts that emphasize gradient features are described and examples are given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE