Large-Scale Oceanographic Experiments and Satellites

  • Catherine Gautier
  • Michèle Fieux

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 128)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Large Scale Oceanographic Experiments

    1. James C. McWilliams
      Pages 1-16
    2. F. Webster, M. Fieux
      Pages 17-24
  3. Altimetry

  4. Sea Surface Temperature

  5. Wind and Stress

  6. Surface Heat Flux

  7. Summary of Discussion and Recommendations

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 275-288

About this book


An Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) sponsored by NATO and the California Space Institute was held in Corsica (France) October 3 to 7, 1983 to discuss the role of satellite observations in the large-scal·eoceanographic experiments, especially those under discussion (e.g., the World Ocean Circulation Experiment, WOCE, and the Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere, TOGA). This volume is based on papers presented during that meeting, summaries of the discussions of the working groups and recommended necessary tasks to be accompl ished in preparation for WOCE and TOGA. The participants of the meeting decided that, although the collection of issues discussed in the meeting was undoubtedly incomplete, the summaries of the discussions and recommended tasks warranted being conveyed to the organizers and sponsors of WOCE and TOGA. Although not discussed at the workshop, it was recognized that an important role of satellites is as data collection and location systems. Some of the common conclusions of the different working groups discussions are that: 1) Studies are needed of the sensitivity of the ocean response to errors in surface parameters (wind stress, heat flux, SST etc.) in a variety of physical models. These should be one of the basis for determining the accuracy requirements in WOCE and TOGA.


Precipitation Southern Ocean Wind speed atmosphere energy environment history marine ocean radiation satellite statistics temperature water wind

Editors and affiliations

  • Catherine Gautier
    • 1
  • Michèle Fieux
    • 2
  1. 1.California Space Institute A-021Scripps Institution of OceanographyLa JollaUSA
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Oceanographie PhysiqueMuseum National d’Histoire NaturelleParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6423-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6421-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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