Accession Number : AD0823210

Title :   SPACECRAFT OCEANOGRAPHY PROJECT.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 65-1 Sep 66.

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Report Date : 01 SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 259

Abstract : The Spacecraft Oceanography Project (SPOC) was established within the U. S. Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) on 8 October 1965. Since this time the major efforts of SPOC have been directed towards the formulation and implementation of a clearly defined spacecraft oceanographic program. Entailed in this activity is the need for creation of experiment programs, the requirement to conduct various feasibility studies, and the necessity for stimulating interest from within the oceanographic community. The intent of this Annual Report is to provide an over-all review of the past and current efforts that have been and are continuing to be applied to this program. The report covers the main areas of investigation, including description of remote sensors and their requirements, types of probable oceanographic experiments, and aircraft and spacecraft testing requirements. Detailed program plans are presented which outline current and future tasks associated with the logical pursuit of this program to completion. Funding and schedules for implementation of these plans are also discussed. The technical advantages of using Earth-orbiting spacecraft to measure significant oceanographic phenomena are described in detail along with the economic benefits to be derived from this technological application.

Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT), (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, MANNED SPACECRAFT, SURFACE PROPERTIES, OCEAN CURRENTS, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, OCEAN WAVES, SEA ICE, INFRARED IMAGES, RADAR IMAGES, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, MARINE BIOLOGY, MANNED SPACECRAFT, AIRBORNE, DETECTORS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, BUDGETS, SCHEDULING.

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE