Remote Sensing Oceanography: A Synoptic Approach.
NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS
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In order to understand complex, rapidly changing regions of the ocean, synoptic survey methods of study are needed. This presentation outlines one method that utilizes a tight integration of satellite infrared imagery with remote sensors aboard aircraft and standard ship data collection. To demonstrate how the method could be used, a case study is presented to a satelliteaircraft ocean survey taken in May 1979 as part of the Grand Banks Experiment off the coast of Newfoundland. The presentation describes the preparations for the survey and the actual survey, and shows a portion of the post-survey analysis of the data. The case description contains remarks on aspects of the survey applicable to synoptic oceanographic studies in general. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography