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Spaceborne studies of ocean circulation
Author and Affiliation:
Patzert, W. C.(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Abstract: The history and near-term future of ocean remote sensing to study ocean circulation are examined. Seasat provided the first-ever global data sets of sea surface topography (altimeter) and marine winds (scatterometer) and laid the foundation for the next generation of satellite missions planned for the late 1980s. The future missions are the next generation of altimeter and scatterometer to be flown aboard TOPEX (TOPography EXperiment) and NROSS (Navy Remote Sensing System), respectively. The data from these satellites will be coordinated with measurements made at sea to determine the driving forces of ocean circulation and to study the oceans' role in climate variability. The significance of such studies to such matters as climatic changes, fisheries, commerce, waste disposal, and national defense is noted.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1984
Document ID:
19860034772
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 86A19510
Subject Category: OCEANOGRAPHY
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE A86-19490)
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: OCEAN CURRENTS; OCEAN SURFACE; OCEANOGRAPHY; REMOTE SENSING; SATELLITE OBSERVATION; CLIMATE CHANGE; EL NINO; OCEAN DYNAMICS; SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE; SEASAT SATELLITES; TOPOGRAPHY; WIND MEASUREMENT
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: Recent advances in civil space remote sensing; Proceedings of the Meeting, Arlington, VA, May 3, 4, 1984 (A86-19490 07-43). Bellingham, WA, SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 1984, p. 159-164. NASA-supported research.
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