The use of AVHRR data in a pilot study for investigating and modelling regional ocean circulation

Gibbs, Mark T. & Shaw, A. G. P. (2002) The use of AVHRR data in a pilot study for investigating and modelling regional ocean circulation. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23(1), pp. 199-204.

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Abstract

Regional oceanographic studies rely on in situ data. However, sampling design strategies for the collection of oceanographic data are not always straightforward, particularly in regions of complex bathymetry. Here we present a pilot study methodology that uses remotely sensed sea surface temperature data to generate coarse resolution surface temperature fields suitable for forcing a regional numerical circulation model. The model is then used to help identify the major surface and interior oceanographic features in the region and hence determine the most suitable locations to deploy instrumentation. Such pilot studies are uncommon in regional oceanographic research and here we demonstrate an effective, low-cost pilot study methodology.

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ID Code: 97811
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Bathymetry, Data acquisition, Data reduction, Mathematical models, Oceanography, Sampling, Pilot study, Remote sensing, AVHRR, experimental study, numerical model, oceanic circulation, sea surface temperature
DOI: 10.1080/01431160110073138
ISSN: 0143-1161
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Copyright Owner: 2002 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 03 Aug 2016 02:01
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 02:01

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