Remote Sensing of the Asian Seas

  • Vittorio Barale
  • Martin Gade

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Introduction to Remote Sensing of the Asian Seas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leonid M. Mitnik, Martin Gade
      Pages 39-59
    3. Martin Gade, Ad Stoffelen
      Pages 81-101
  3. Arctic Ocean Marginal Basins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Stefan Kern, Sascha Willmes
      Pages 105-121
    3. Birgit Heim, Bennet Juhls, Ekaterina Abramova, Astrid Bracher, Roland Doerffer, Rafael Gonçalves-Araujo et al.
      Pages 123-138
    4. T. Eriksen, H. Greidanus, M. Vespe, C. Santamaria
      Pages 139-156
  4. Pacific Ocean Marginal Basins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Leonid M. Mitnik, Vyacheslav A. Dubina
      Pages 159-175
    3. Joji Ishizaka, Keiko Yamada
      Pages 177-189
    4. Kaoru Ichikawa, Yutaka Yoshikawa, Akihiko Morimoto, Ken-ichi Fukudom, Jong-Hwan Yoon
      Pages 191-204
    5. Kaoru Ichikawa
      Pages 205-220
    6. Joo-Hyung Ryu, Yoon-Kyung Lee
      Pages 221-235
    7. Byung-Hun Choe, Duk-jin Kim
      Pages 237-250
    8. Yuei-An Liou, Ji-Chyun Liu, Fabrice Chane-Ming, Jing-Shan Hong, Ching-Yuang Huang, Po-Kuan Chiang et al.
      Pages 251-267
    9. Weizeng Shao, Xiaofeng Li, Xiaofeng Yang
      Pages 285-303
    10. Xianqiang He, Xiaoyan Chen
      Pages 305-319
    11. Xiangbo Feng, Yongcun Cheng
      Pages 321-338
  5. Indian Ocean Marginal Basins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Martin Gade, Bernhard Mayer, Carolin Meier, Thomas Pohlmann, Mutiara Putri, Agus Setiawan
      Pages 341-357
    3. H. Siegel, M. Gerth, I. Stottmeister, A. Baum, J. Samiaji
      Pages 359-376
    4. Agus Setiawan, Bernadinus Realino, Iis Triyulianti, Faisal Hamzah, Ari Murdimanto, Mutiara Rachmat Putri et al.
      Pages 377-393
    5. Werner Alpers, Vasiliy Vlasenko
      Pages 395-410
    6. Ad Stoffelen, Raj Kumar, Juhong Zou, Vladimir Karaev, Paul S. Chang, Ernesto Rodriguez
      Pages 429-447
    7. Ammamkuzhiyil Smitha, Sankar Syam, N. Nandini Menon, Lasse H. Pettersson
      Pages 449-465
    8. K. Ajith Joseph, Chiranjivi Jayaram, Archana Nair, Mary Swapna George, A. N. Balchand, Lasse H. Pettersson
      Pages 467-483
    9. Igor Polikarpov, Faiza Al-Yamani, Maria Saburova
      Pages 485-501
  6. Enclosed Seas and Lakes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 503-503
    2. Andrey G. Kostianoy, Anna I. Ginzburg, Olga Yu. Lavrova, Sergey A. Lebedev, Marina I. Mityagina, Nickolay A. Sheremet et al.
      Pages 505-521
    3. J.-F. Cretaux, A. Kostianoy, M. Bergé-Nguyen, A. Kouraev
      Pages 523-539
    4. Alexei V. Kouraev, Elena A. Zakharova, Frédérique Rémy, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Michail N. Shimaraev, Nicholas M. J. Hall et al.
      Pages 541-555
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 557-565

About this book


A wide variety of marginal basins, ranging from polar to equatorial regions, and a few sizeable enclosed basins, can all be included among the Asian Seas. The Arctic Ocean shelf seas off Siberia; the sheltered basins along the Pacific Ocean’s western rim; the coastal seas of the northernmost Indian Ocean, including the semi-enclosed Red Sea and Persian Gulf; the Caspian Sea, the remnants of the Aral Sea and a score of brackish or freshwater lakes, such as Lake Balkhash and Lake Baykal; all exhibit a multiplicity of environmental features and processes. Understanding the peculiarities of such a large and varied collection of marine and coastal types requires integrated observation systems, among which orbital remote sensing must play an essential role. This volume reviews the current potential of Earth Observations in assessing the many Asian seascapes, using both passive and active techniques in diverse spectral regions, such as measuring reflected visible and near-infrared sunlight and surface emissions in the thermal infrared and microwave range, or surface reflection of transmitted radar pulses in the microwave range. An in-depth evaluation of the available spectral regions and observation techniques, as well as of novel multi-technique methods, ensures that suitable tools are indeed accessible for exploring and managing the wealth of resources that the Asian Seas have to offer.
Vittorio Barale (right) graduated in Physics from the University of Milan in 1977, and then received his M.S., in 1982, and Ph.D., in 1986, from the University of California at San Diego while at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Since 1990 he has been with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. His research focuses on the ecological assessment of marginal and enclosed seas, and their coastal margins in particular, using optical remote sensing.
Martin Gade (left) received his first degree in Physics in 1992 and then his doctoral degree in Geosciences in 1996, both from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Since 1991 he has been with the Remote Sensing Unit of the Institute of Oceanography, at the University of Hamburg. His research focuses on air-sea interactions and coastal processes, and their remote sensing using active microwave techniques, as well as on laboratory and field experiments with marine surface films.


Asian Seas and remote sensing Marginal seas and asia Marine ecosystems and Asian seas Oceanography and Asian seas Plankton and Asian seas Remote sensing and Asian Marginal Seas

Editors and affiliations

  • Vittorio Barale
    • 1
  • Martin Gade
    • 2
  1. 1.European CommissionJoint Research CentreIspraItaly
  2. 2.Institute of OceanographyUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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