17 January 1997 Satellite observations of deep-water convection
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A key part of the global thermohaline circulation and hence the world's heat balance, deep ocean convection is the process by which the deep waters of the North Atlantic are renewed. This paper details the results of a study to identify remotely sensible surface signatures for deep ocean convection. Remote sensing efforts have focused on the microwave part of the electromagnetic spectrum due to the all-weather capability. In particular, the high resolution imaging capability of synthetic aperture radar is explored for the existence of convective signatures. Key findings are the existence of a definite identifiable radar surface signature in convective regions and a set of conditions under which one would expect to observe these signatures.
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Kenneth W. Fischer, Kenneth W. Fischer, Jeffrey P. Palshook, Jeffrey P. Palshook, Catherine A. Russell, Catherine A. Russell, C. Wayne Fox, C. Wayne Fox, Robert A. Shuchman, Robert A. Shuchman, } "Satellite observations of deep-water convection", Proc. SPIE 2959, Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Sea, (17 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.264272; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.264272
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