Accession Number:

ADA002457

Title:

Preliminary Results of LITTLE WINDOW 2: A Satellite Ocean Station Experiment in the Gulf of California.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

In May 1971, a joint United States-Mexican experiment was conducted in a 200-by-200-km square in the Gulf of California to compare NOAA 1 satellite equivalent blackbody temperatures TBB from the NOAA 1 satellite with similar data collected by research vessels and aircraft. This experiment - LITTLE WINDOW 2 - was performed to determine the utility of satellite TBB sensors to define sea surface temperature features from space. Three specially equipped research aircraft and two survey vessels repeatedly ran oceanographic transects of the Gulf, while three Mexican naval vessels simultaneously occupied anchor stations at three corners of the LITTLE WINDOW 2 area. Report covers meteorological and oceanographic conditions, aircraft data analysis, and analyses of satellite data.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE