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Applications of Seasat to the offshore oil, gas and mining industriesThe NASA satellite Seasat-A (to be launched in 1978) has applications to the offshore oil, gas, and mining industries including: (1) improvements in weather and wave forecasting, (2) studies of past wind and wave statistics for planning design requirements, and (3) monitoring ice formation, breakup, and movement in arctic regions. The primary geographic areas which will be monitored by Seasat-A include: the Beaufort Sea, the Labrador Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. east coast, West Africa, Equatorial East Pacific, the Gulf of Alaska, and the North Sea. Seasat-A instrumentation used in ocean monitoring consists of a radar altimeter, a radar scatterometer, a synthetic aperture radar, a microwave radiometer, and a visible and infrared radiometer. The future outlook of the Seasat program is planned in three phases: measurement feasibility demonstration (1978-1980), data accessibility/utility demonstration (1980-1983), and operational system demonstration (1983-1985).
Document ID
19780029757
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Mourad, A. G. (Battelle Columbus Labs. OH, United States)
Robinson, A. C. (Battelle Columbus Laboratories Columbus, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Subject Category
OCEANOGRAPHY
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 77-1583
Meeting Information
Conference on Satellite applications to marine technology(New Orleans, LA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-2800
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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