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Direct ocean surface velocity measurements from space: Improved quantitative interpretation of Envisat ASAR observations
(American Geophysical Union, 2008-11-29)
Previous analysis of Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) signals collected by ESA’s Envisat has demonstrated a very valuable source of high-resolution information, namely, the line-of-sight velocity of the moving ...
Earth science – oceanography
(Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002)
Satellite oceanography began with the Gemini XII flight in November 1966. From a Hasselblad camera mounted in the pilot’s window large internal waves in the eastern tropical Atlantic were photographed via sunglitter for ...
Annual cycles of sea level and sea surface temperature in the western Mediterranean Sea
(American Geophysical Union, 2003-03-01)
In the western Mediterranean Sea, sea level variations are the result of seasonal steric effect, atmospheric forcing and mesoscale circulation activity, particularly in the Alboran and Algerian basins, as well as water ...
Microwave Study programs of Air-Ice-Ocean interactive processes in the Seasonal Ice Zone of the Greenland and Barents Seas
(American Geophysical Union, 1992)
Describes the use of satellite ice data into a working technology for the satellite data sets of the recent past and immediate future. Chapters cover basic observations, modeling, geophysical interpretation, and using data ...
Evaluating two numerical advection schemes in HYCOM for eddy-resolving modelling of the Agulhas Current
(Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union, 2009-06-02)
A 4th order advection scheme is applied in a nested eddy-resolving Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) of the greater Agulhas Current system for the purpose of testing advanced numerics as a means for improving the model ...
Observation and Simulation of Ice Tongues and Vortex Pairs in the Marginal Ice Zone
(American Geophysical Union, 1994)
Recognizes the major advancements of the past decade in understanding the interactions among the polar oceans and global atmospheric and oceanic systems. This volume addresses the following topics: Polar Ocean Circulation ...
The greater Agulhas Current system: an integrated study of its mesoscale variability
(The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), 2008-02)
For the purpose of developing an operational oceanography system for the greater Agulhas Current regime, a high resolution Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) has been set in a nested configuration. The intense and complex ...
Observing the Ocean from Space: Emerging Capabilities in Europe
(GODAE Project Office and Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, 2001-12)
During the first decade of the 21st century Earth observation from satellites will be faced with two major demands: provision of continuity missions and launch of new exploratory missions. This paper addresses European ...
Measuring Ocean Salinity with ESA’s SMOS Mission – Advancing the Science
(European Space Agency, 2002-08)
An ERS 1 synthetic aperture radar image of atmospheric lee waves
(American Geophysical Union, 1994-11-15)
An ERS 1 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image of the island Hopen shows a distinct 7.6-km wavelength wave phenomenon near the island. This wave phenomenon is interpreted as the surface imprint on open water of atmospheric ...