OS4.2Ocean Remote Sensing
|Convener: Aida Alvera-Azcárate | Co-Conveners: Guoqi Han , Craig Donlon , Ad Stoffelen , Christopher Ruf , Tong Lee|
Advanced remote sensing capabilities provide unprecedented opportunities for monitoring, studying, and forecasting the ocean environment. An integrated approach for synthesizing remote sensing data with in situ measurements and ocean models is highly desirable, both for physical and biological oceanography, polar oceanography and for marine gravity and geodesy on the regional, basin and global scales. This session provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussions of the latest advances in all aspects of oceanographic applications of remote sensing.
We welcome contributions on all aspects of the remote sensing of the ocean. Topics for this session include but are not limited to: physical oceanographic variability and interactions with the atmosphere, ocean currents and winds, biological variability and the carbon cycle; sub-mesoscale processes, marine gravity and space geodesy, advances in the measurement and interpretation of the ocean surface salinity, and new instrument and techniques development in ocean remote sensing. Applications of multi-sensor observations to study ocean and climate processes and applications using international (virtual) constellations of satellites are also welcome.
Biophysical interactions are a particular topic of interest this year. Multidisciplinary studies dealing with the influence of physics in marine ecosystems at various spatial scales (e.g. upwelling, influence of ocean currents and the atmosphere, hypoxia events, mixing, impact of submesoscale dynamics) are encouraged.
Invited presentation by Johnny Johannessen, on "Ocean surface current from Space: Advancing the understanding of upper layer dynamics and fluxes"