Report from the Spring AGU Meeting—Remote sensing: The NOSS system and ocean applications



The session was conceived as an introduction to the National Oceanic Satellite System (Noss), scheduled for launch in mid-1986. The meeting was directed toward oceanographers with little experience in remote sensing but with an interest in its potential applications to their problems.

The first part of the session dealt with the four primary sensors under consideration: the colorimeter, discussed by F. Vukovich; the scatterometer, by V. Delnore; the Large-Antenna Multifrequency Microwave Radiometer (Lammr), T. Schmugge; and the radar altimeter, J. Marsh. The speakers briefly discussed the heritage of the sensors, the variables measured, and the design as it now stands.