Accession Number : AD0763428

Title :   Multispectral Scanner Studies of the Ocean off the Oregon Coast.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Pearcy,W.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The objectives of this study were to learn how the radiances of backscattered light of different bandwidths (1) change with distance offshore, (2) correlate with infrared measurements of sea surface temperature, and (3) vary among and within Columbia River plume, upwelled and oceanic waters. In general, color patterns were highly correlated with sea surface temperatures. Nevertheless, some color features were found that indicated more about the age and advection of water than could be inferred from study of temperatures alone. Color variations in the region of the plume were frequently complex and highly structured. Numerous problems developed in the analysis and interpretation of the scanner data that proved difficult to solve and limited the general applicability of the system for quantitative study of ocean color.

Descriptors :   (*PACIFIC OCEAN, *AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY), BACKSCATTERING, MULTIBAND SPECTRAL RECONNAISSANCE, INFRARED DETECTORS, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, COLORS, OREGON, COASTAL REGIONS, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE