An Introduction to Ocean Remote Sensing

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 26, 2004 - Science - 426 pages
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Describing the use of satellite data in the retrieval of oceanic physical and biological properties. this study presents examples of the kinds of data that can be acquired and describes their oceanographic application. It also describes the national and international programs in satellite oceanography of the past two decades, and reviews current and future programs up to 2019. The textbook is designed for graduate and senior undergraduate courses in satellite oceanography, and will prepare students and interested scientists to use satellite data in oceanographic research.
 

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Contents

Background I
1
Ocean surface phenomena
28
Electromagnetic radiation
46
Atmospheric properties and radiative transfer
71
Reflection transmission and absorption at the atmosphereocean
104
Ocean color
123
Infrared observations of sea surface temperature tSST
166
Introduction to microwave imagers
197
RADARSAT SAR
346
Applications and examples
351
Satellite SARs 20022005
363
Further reading and acknowledgements
364
2004 to 20l9
365
POES to NPOESS transition
366
NPOESS oceanographic instruments
370
GLAS and SIRAL altimeters
377

Passive microwave observations of the atmosphere and ocean surface
218
l0 Introduction to radars
249
Scatterometer observations
271
l2 The altimeter
298
l3 Imaging radars
332
Background
333
SLR resolution
339
How the SAR achieves its resolution
340
JASON2Ocean Surface Topography Mission tOSTM
380
Sea surface salinity
381
a global array of ocean interior profiling floats
385
l4 l0 Final thoughts
390
Appendix
392
References
395
Index
407
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