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Oceanographic Applications of Remote Sensing

1st Edition

Edited by Motoyoshi Ikeda, Frederic W. Dobson

CRC Press

512 pages

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Hardback: 9780849345258
pub: 1995-09-18
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Oceanographic Applications of Remote Sensing describes how remotely sensed data fields can be applied to help solve problems in ocean-related studies. This timely reference, written by and for oceanographers, emphasizes the application of data to particular physical, chemical, and biological processes related to the ocean and the ocean-atmosphere system. The organization of the book reflects this emphasis, with chapters arranged by process rather than by sensor characteristics.

Oceanographic Applications of Remote Sensing contains comprehensive information on the application of such relevant data sets as sea surface temperature and topography, ocean circulation, sea level variability, wind speed and stress, wave height, solar radiation flux at ocean surfaces, and sea-ice characteristics and ice motion. It also discusses the reliability of remotely sensed data and provides information about the applicability of the various data sets to particular process studies.

Its completeness and relevance makes Oceanographic Applications of Remote Sensing an important reference for modern studies of ocean and coupled ocean-atmosphere processes. Its unique coverage of the physics that govern satellite processes and their applications to oceanography ensures that it will remain an important reference as new satellites are introduced.

Table of Contents

(Section Headings)

Ocean Circulation Dynamics

Mesoscale Variability

Tides, Shelf Circulation, and Internal Waves

Basin-Scale Circulation

Equatorial Dynamics

Water Properties

Large Scale Ocean Temperature

Ocean Color

Wind, Wind Waves, and the Marine Boundary Layer

Wind and Wind Stress

Wind-Generated Waves

Marine Boundary Layer

Application to Sea Ice

Ice Surface Condition

Ice Movement

Waves in Ice-Covered Oceans


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems