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16 October 1984 Remote Sensing Of Coastal And Ocean Properties
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Proceedings Volume 0475, Remote Sensing: Critical Review of Technology; (1984) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.966240
Event: 1984 Technical Symposium East, 1984, Arlington, United States
Abstract
Oceanographers and coastal researchers have long acknowledged the need for making synoptic observations. However, the conventional observational techniques, employing slow and costly oceanographic ships, preclude an adequate sampling of many phenomena that vary rapidly in both space and time. This is particularly true of the properties of the ocean surface. Remote sensing from aircraft and satellites, by its very nature, provides the required synoptic coverage. The development of quantitative techniques for the analysis of satellite data is already contributing to the understanding of the spatial distribution and dynamics of coastal and oceanographic parameters. Therefore, remote sensing has become quite important for coastal research and marine resources monitoring. Coastal applications of remote sensing require a wide assortment of sensors ranging from aerial film cameras for coastline erosion mapping; to multispectral scanners for marsh biomass or ocean chlorophyll concentration studies; to thermal infrared scanners for mapping surface temperatures and currents; and microwave devices for salinity or wave measurements. The purpose of this paper is to summarize the state of the art of remote sensing of coastal and ocean properties and to point out new sensing techniques needed for meeting user requirements.
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V Klemas "Remote Sensing Of Coastal And Ocean Properties", Proc. SPIE 0475, Remote Sensing: Critical Review of Technology, (16 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.966240; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.966240
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