This work addresses the whole range of problems relating to the application of satellite technology to studies of regional seas and sea phenomona - the Gulf Stream, the Kuroshia Current - and coastal zones. It argues that to emphasize global applications is to fail to take into account fundamental idiosyncracies specific to the regional perspective. In addition, it describes implementation techniques - data gathering; in situ data assurance, algorithms for parameter retrieval; data storage; and data output.; The book contains satellite imagery and incorporates case studies from areas such as the Baltic and the Black Sea.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Oceanography and remote sensing: satellites and oceanographers; regional and global satellite oceanography; the concept of regional satellite oceanography. Part 2 Information used in regional satellite oceanography: introduction; matching the requirements; satellite data for regional oceanographic research; autonomous satellite data acquisition systems. Part 3 Methodological aspects of regional satellite oceanography: introduction; definitions relevant to collection of subsatellite data; some field activities at the test areas in selected seas; complex oceanographic subsatellite experiments COSE; the study of allowed interval of non-synchronistic AINS; calibration of satellite sensors using natural "standard" test sites; the use of satellite imagery of IR band in cloudiness situations; the data processing, database and GIS approach in regional satellite oceanography. Part 4 Regional satellite oceanography in action: regional systems; use of regional integrated GIS and satellite databases for marine applications and coastal zone management; topic oriented use of satellite data in regional marine and coastal zone environmental and development activities. Part 5 Regional satellite oceanography - case study of the Baltic Sea: introduction; the "Baltic Europe" geographical information system; dynamic processes in the Baltic Sea as revealed for satellite imagery; satellite monitoring of biological phenomena and pollution in the Baltic Sea; monitoring of the local marine and coastal environments in the Neva Bay; concluding remarks.