Accession Number : AD0764097

Title :   Ocean Color Data Analysis Applied to MOCS (Multichannel Ocean Color Sensors) and SIS (Scanning Imaging Spectrophotometers) Data,

Corporate Author : TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ramsey,R. C. ; White,G.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The multichannel ocean color sensor (MOCS) was designed and fabricated under NASA/Langley sponsorship. In 1972, it was installed in the NASA/Ames Convair-990 research aircraft and was flown as part of the NASA/Goddard Ocean Color Expedition. Data was obtained off both the east and west coasts of the United States and the west coast of Africa, and from the Gulf of Mexico, some fresh water lakes in California, and part of the Great Lakes. The report performs two functions. The first is to present additional MOCS data in the form of false-color maps, made on the TRW color-film writer. They include some of the previously reported flights, as well as other flights that have not been analyzed. The second function is to describe the computer programs used in the data analyses, and to present these modified programs for use in producing false-color maps of the upcoming SIS (Scanning Imaging Spectriphotometers) data.

Descriptors :   (*OCEANS, MULTIBAND SPECTRAL RECONNAISSANCE), (*LAKES, MULTIBAND SPECTRAL RECONNAISSANCE), AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, CHLOROPHYLLS, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE