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Interpretation of surface-water circulation, Aransas Pass, Texas, using Landsat imageryThe development of plumes of turbid surface water in the vicinity of Aransas Pass, Texas has been analyzed using Landsat imagery. The shape and extent of plumes present in the Gulf of Mexico is dependent on the wind regime and astronomical tide prior to and at the time of satellite overpass. The best developed plumes are evident when brisk northerly winds resuspend bay-bottom muds and flow through Aransas Pass is increased by wind stress. Seaward diversion of nearshore waters by the inlet jetties was also observed. A knowledge of surface-water circulation through Aransas Pass under various wind conditions is potentially valuable for monitoring suspended and surface pollutants
Document ID
19820049361
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Finley, R. J. (Texas Univ. Austin, TX, United States)
Baumgardner, R. W., Jr. (Texas, University Austin, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: Remote Sensing of Environment
Volume: 10
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-20986
Distribution Limits
Public
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