This volume is based on the proceedings of the COSPAR/SCOR/ IUCRM Symposium "Oceanography From Space" held in May 1980 in Venice, Italy. COSPAR (The Committee for Space Research) suggested holding a joint symposium with SCOR (The Scientific Committee for Oceanic Research) as a major review of space oceanography. Since this meeting fitted well with a series of colloquia organized by the IUCRM (The Inter-Union Commission on Radio Meteorology), these three bodies joined in sponsoring the meeting. The conference was hald 16 years after the first discussions of possible spaceborne observations of the ocean at a meeting organized in 1964 in Woods Hole. Gifford'Ewing was then keen to see oceanography benefit from the new satellite technology being developed, and he begins this volume by noting that most of the suggestions put forward in 1964 have now, at last, been successfully demonstrated in practice. The papers that follow show the variety of measurement techniques available or possible, and many of the types of studies in which they can be used. Papers are arranged in a general section, and in 6 specialized sections each of which starts with a brief introduction summarizing important results.
General Papers on Satellite Oceanography.- Introductory Message.- A Survey of the Goals and Accomplishments of the SEASAT Mission.- NASA s Oceanic Remote Sensing Plans for the 1980 s.- Oceanography From Space - A European Contribution?.- The Proposed Coastal Monitoring Satellite System of ESA: Mission Objectives and Problems.- Space Oceanography: Hopes and Realities.- Dundee University Meteorological Satellite Ground Receiving and Data Archiving Facility.- What is Operational in Swedish Oceanography From Space?.- Oceanographic Features Revealed by the FGGE Drifting Buoy Array.- Satellite Sea Surface Temperature Measurements.- Satellite Sea Surface Temperature Measurements - An Introduction.- Multiple Atmospheric-Window Techniques for Satellite-Derived Sea Surface Temperatures.- Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Temperature in the 3.7 µm CO2 Band.- Corrections for Atmospheric Attenuation and Surface Reflectivity in Satellite-Borne SST Measurements.- Improved Accuracy of the Remote Sensing of Sea Surface Temperature.- Multichannel Sea Surface Temperature Retrievals.- Comparison of Various Sea Surface Temperature Fields.- Interannual Variability of Arabian Sea Surface Temperature.- On the Accuracy of Satellite-Observed Sea Surface Temperatures.- A Comparison Between Infrared Satellite Images and Sea Truth Measurements.- The Winter Surface Temperature Pattern of the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea Derived from Meteorological Satellite IR Images.- Satellite Monitoring of Ocean Surface Temperature Variability in the Mediterranean Sea.- Infra-Red Remote Sensing in the Gulf of Lions.- Application of Satellites and Remote Sensing to Studies of Surface Circulation off the Nova Scotian Coast.- Satellite Studies of the South Atlantic Upwelling System.- Daily Shortwave Energy Budget over the Ocean from Geostationary Satellite Measurements.- Water Colour Measurements.- Water Colour Measurements - An Introduction.- The Nimbus-7 Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) Program.- Phytoplankton Pigment Algorithms for the Nimbus-7 CZCS.- The Determination of the Diffuse Attenuation Coefficient of Sea Water using the Coastal Zone Color Scanner.- A Preliminary Assessment of the Nimbus-7 CZCS Atmospheric Correction Algorithm in a Horizontally Inhomogeneous Atmosphere.- Ocean Colour Remote Sensing and Quantitative Retrieval of Surface Chlorophyll in Coastal Waters Using Nimbus CZCS Data.- Ship and Satellite Bio-Optical Research in the California Bight.- Color and Temperature Signatures of Ocean Fronts Observed with the Nimbus-7 CZCS.- Principal Areas of Vertical Mixing in the Waters of the Gulf of Maine, with Reference to the Total Productivity of the Area.- Theoretical Results Concerning the Optics of Phytoplankton, With Special Reference to Remote Sensing Applications.- Use of the InVivo Fluorescence Line at 685 nm for Remote Sensing Surveys of Surface Chlorophyll a.- Factor Analysis in Ocean Colour Interpretation.- Assessment of Some Suggested Algorithms on Sea Colour and Surface Chlorophyll.- Modelling Aspects of Water Quality Estimation by Remote Sensing.- Masking Effect of the Atmosphere on Remote Sensing of Chlorophyll.- The Influence of Wind in the Remote Sensing of Chlorophyll in the Sea.- Ocean Color Calculations.- A South African Ocean Colour Experiment.- Preliminary Results of CZCS Nimbus 7 Experiment for Ocean Colour Remote Sensing: Observation of the Ligurian Sea.- Differential Spectroscopy for the Coastal Water Quality Identification by Remote Sensing.- Large Area Marine Productivity-Pollution Experiments (LAMPEX) - A Series of Studies Being Developed to Hasten the Operational Use of Remote Sensing for Living Marine Resources and Environmental Quality.- Atmospheric and Oceanographic Measurements in 1979 for the North Adriatic Sea for a Multitemporal Sea Colour Study by Means of CZCS Data.- Circulation Modeling in the Northern Adriatic Sea and Its Comparison with Nimbus 7 Remotely Sensed Data.- LANDSAT Imagery of the Venetian Lagoon - A Mul
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