Space technology and oceanography

Pisharoty, P R (1973) Space technology and oceanography. MBAI Special Publication dedicated to Dr.N K Panikkar (1). pp. 46-51.


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Space Technology has developed modern sensing devices which carried on aircraft and spacecraft platforms can obtain repetitive synoptic data over large oceanic areas. It has also developed aspects of systems-theory, information-theory, data processing methodology etc., which can be applied to the large volumes of data collected over the oceans. This integrated technique of surveying oceans for its resources is known as Remote Sensing. Water colour, sea-state, surface winds, temperature, chlorophyll, surface-currents, sediment transport and surface salinity are some of the parameters collected through Remote Sensing. The data so collected have applications to shipping, meteorology, coastal geography and marine biology. It is suggested that it is time for drawing up plans for taking observations over specific sites in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal from aircraft and ocean-craft platforms simultaneous with the expected overflights of NASA's Earth Resources Technology Satellites, already orbited and to be orbited in future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Space technology; oceanography
Subjects: Oceanography
Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2010 05:56
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:17

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