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Large-Scale Oceanographic Experiments and Satellites : NATO SCIENCE SERIES SERIES C: MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES - C. Gautier

Large-Scale Oceanographic Experiments and Satellites


By: C. Gautier (Editor), A. Fieux (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1984
ISBN: 9789027717863
Number Of Pages: 288

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An Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) sponsored by NATO and the California Space Institute was held in Corsica (France) October 3 to 7, 1983 to discuss the role of satellite observations in the large-scal*eoceanographic experiments, especially those under discussion (e.g., the World Ocean Circulation Experiment, WOCE, and the Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere, TOGA). This volume is based on papers presented during that meeting, summaries of the discussions of the working groups and recommended necessary tasks to be accompl ished in preparation for WOCE and TOGA. The participants of the meeting decided that, although the collection of issues discussed in the meeting was undoubtedly incomplete, the summaries of the discussions and recommended tasks warranted being conveyed to the organizers and sponsors of WOCE and TOGA. Although not discussed at the workshop, it was recognized that an important role of satellites is as data collection and location systems. Some of the common conclusions of the different working groups discussions are that: 1) Studies are needed of the sensitivity of the ocean response to errors in surface parameters (wind stress, heat flux, SST etc.) in a variety of physical models. These should be one of the basis for determining the accuracy requirements in WOCE and TOGA.

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`What makes this volume stand out is that it does not simply address remote sensing techniques, but explores the way in which new approaches to dynamical oceanography can be opened up when remote sensing and conventional observational techniques are combined in the design of large scale ocean circulation experiments. ...should find its place on many oceanographers' shelves as well as being essential for all remote sensing, marine and atmospheric science libraries.' International Journal of Remote Sensing, 6:9 (1985)

Large Scale Oceanographic Experiments.- A Concept of WOCE.- TOGA Overview.- Altimetry.- Potential Future Altimetry Mission: A Joint NASA-CNES Effort.- A Sampling Strategy for Altimeter Measurements of the Global Statistics of Mesoscale Eddies.- Eddy Kinetic Energy Distribution in the Southern Ocean from Seasat Altimeter and FGGE Drifting Buoys.- Sea Surface Temperature.- Satellite Measurements of Sea-Surface Temperature for Climate Research.- Satellite Sea Surface Temperature Determination from Microwave and Infrared Radiometry.- Wind and Stress.- Ocean Surface Wind Stress.- Wind Speed and Stress over the Ocean: Scatterometer versus Surface Measurements.- A Summary of the Wind Data Available from Satellites from the Past History to Future Sensors.- Surface Heat Flux.- Large Scale Surface Heat Fluxes.- Earth Radiation Budget Observations, Old and New.- Surface Radiation Budget.- Estimation of Latent Heat Flux with Seasat-SMMR, a Case Study in N. Atlantic.- The Determination of Surface Fluxes of Heat and Water by Satellite Microwave Radiometry and in situ Measurements.- The Solar Heat Input into the Upper Marine Environment.- Summary of Discussion and Recommendations.- Altimetry.- Sea-Surface Temperature.- Surface Wind Velocity and Stress.- Ocean Surface Heat Flux.- Precipitation.- Acronyms and Definitions.- List of Participants.

ISBN: 9789027717863
ISBN-10: 9027717869
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 31st July 1984
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 1.33