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Introduction to satellite oceanography

  • G. A. Maul

Part of the Remote Sensing of Earth Resources and Environment book series (RSOE, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. G. A. Maul
    Pages 1-67
  3. G. A. Maul
    Pages 69-173
  4. G. A. Maul
    Pages 175-259
  5. G. A. Maul
    Pages 261-395
  6. G. A. Maul
    Pages 397-505
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 507-606

About this book

Introduction

Satelli te oceanography, as the term is used in this book, is a generic term that means application of the technology of aerospace electromagnetic remote sensing to the study of the oceans. The key words here are "application of technology ••. to the study of the oceans." The goal is to learn more about our planet's hydrosphere. As such, remote sensing technology is another tool in the oceanographer's sea bag, just like a bathythermograph or a plankton net. But is a whole book necessary if remote sensing is just another tool? While it is true that no one has written a whole book on plankton nets, volumes have been written about what is found in those nets. Today's state-of-the-art measurements from spacecraft or aircraft first must be interpreted in terms of their physics; then the interpretations must be understood in terms of oceanic processes. This is not materially different from the analogy to Ii plankton net; marine biolo­ gists still argue about what didn't get caught in the net.

Keywords

Ocean Oceanography Orbit remote sensing satellite temperature

Authors and affiliations

  • G. A. Maul
    • 1
  1. 1.Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological LaboratoryMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-5061-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8740-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5061-0
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