Accession Number : AD0650288

Title :   OCEANOGRAPHY USING REMOTE SENSORS.

Descriptive Note : Status rept., Nov 66-Feb 67,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Capurro,Luis R. A. ; Leipper,Dale F.

Report Date : 01 MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Most of the investigations programmed in this project depend on the information obtained from the flights made with the research aircraft NASA 926 Convair 240 which was the only one instrumented and in operation. Unfortunately, the output of data from the flight missions was very limited due to inclement weather, the principal cause of either cancellation of the mission or its early termination. From the total of four flight missions scheduled: July, October and December 1966 and February 1967, only two can be considered successful: July 1966 and February 1967. To compensate for those missing missions additional flights in April, June and August 1967 (tentative) will be made. Two technical papers have been produced as a result of the investigation being carried out: 'Experimental Use of Airborne Sensors in the Measurement of Mississippi River Outflow into the Gulf of Mexico', Master's dissertation by Lt. Cmdr. Don Walsh, and 'Reflections of the Sea Surface Temperature Field in Low Level Cloud Development: An Observational Air-Sea Interaction Study from Space' by James Arnold (in proc.). In addition to the use of the NASA 926 the services of a high performance jet trainer (T-38) to make overall area photographs of both the Mississippi Delta and Timbalier Bay were provided which were simultaneous with one of the NASA 926 low level flights and permitted the comparison of oceanographic phenomena in photographs (color and color infrared) taken simultaneously at two different levels. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHY, *AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY), (*MEXICO GULF, OCEANOGRAPHY), DETECTORS, INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY, INSTRUMENTATION, DELTAS, BAYS, MARINE METEOROLOGY

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE