Accession Number : AD0748332

Title :   Synoptic Oceanography: Remote Sensing Studies of the Ocean,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sherman,John W. , III

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The vastness of the oceans, the large-scale nature of many oceanic phenomena, and the slowness and expense of in-situ measurements point to a need for more rapid and continuous observations of the ocean. The need for greater perspective, and broader synoptic coverage are accelerating the development and use of remote oceanographic sensors from ships, aircraft and spaceborne platforms. The latter platform will receive the emphasis in this discussion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE), SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, INFRARED DETECTORS, SURFACE ROUGHNESS, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, MARINE BIOLOGY, SEA ICE, COASTAL REGIONS, FISHES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE