Measuring the Oceans From Space
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 85, Issue 48, page 514, 30 November 2004
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2004), Measuring the Oceans From Space, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(48), 514–514, doi:10.1029/2004EO480007.(
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Given the growth in the number and complexity of ocean satellite systems since the launch of Seasat in 1978, combined with the fact that about twenty-five countries are now involved in such observations, this is an appropriate time for a new book on satellite oceanography (Disclosure: the book reviewer has also just published an ocean remote sensing book.). The present book is an expanded version of Robinson's 1985 book, Satellite Oceanography.
It consists of two parts: fundamentals of satellite oceanography and remote sensing techniques. Although Robinson originally planned to include a third part on ocean applications, because of the length of the current book, that section will be published separately in 2005. The present book discusses for the ice-free ocean “what is measured and how it is done.”