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Satellites, Oceanography and Society

Series: Elsevier Oceanography Series Volume: 63

Edited By: David Halpern

367 pages, Col illus, figs


Hardback | Dec 2000 | #117419 | ISBN: 0444505016
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The book shows how the new observations from satellites required advances in theory and influenced societal decision-making. Chapters have a review with an extensive reference list, making the book an excellent source of information for biological and physical oceanographers and atmospheric scientists. A large range of state-of-the art applications of satellite data (altimeter, color, infrared radiometer, scatterometer, synthetic aperture radar) visible in regional-to-global scale ocean studies integrating satellite and in-situ measurements with circulation models are covered in the book. Subjects include forecasting of surface waves, both swell and windsea, and surface wind; El Nino/La Nina; exchange of water masses between ocean basins, Rossby waves; eddies and filaments; fisheries; coastal ocean dynamics; phytoplankton dynamics; and ideas to measure sea surface salinity.

M.C. Colton, Camp Springs, Maryland ...a good read, and leaves the satellite and user communities with a few goals to work towards. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society excellent source of information for biological and physical oceanographers and atmospheric scientists. Sea Technology J.L. Fellous, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France ...this volume is actually a reference book that should be in the library of every institution concerned with Earth system science. Its relevance for connecting natural and social sciences makes it an outstanding publication, useful to both researchers and graduate students. Advances in Space Research


Selected chapter headings: Preface. Oceanography before, and after, the advent of satellites (W. Munk). ECMWF wave modeling and satellite altimeter wave data (P. Janssen). Combining altimeter observation and oceanographic data for ocean circulation and climate studies (S.L. Garzoli, G.J. Goni). A study of meddies using simultaneous in-situ and satellite observations (P.B. Oliveira et al.). Satellites, society, and the Peruvian fisheries during the 1997-1998 El Nino (M.-E. Carr, K. Broad). Ocean-color satellites and the phytoplankton-dust connection (P.M. Stegmann). Remote-sensing studies of the exceptional summer of 1997 in the Baltic Sea: the warmest August of the century, the Oder flood, and phytoplankton blooms (H. Siegel, M. Gerth). Remotely sensed coastal/deep-basin water exchange processes in the Black Sea surface layer (A.I. Ginzburg et al.). Analyzing the 1993-1998 interannual variability of NCEP model ocean simulations: the contribution of TOPEX/Poseidon observations (R.W. Reynolds et al.). Sea surface salinity: toward an operational remote-sensing system (D.M. Le Vine et al.). List of acronyms. Program of the International Conference on Satellites, Oceanography and Society. Index.

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