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Comparison between ERS-1 SAR images and acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) velocity data in the Alboran Sea
Author(s): B. Shirasago; E. Garcia; Jordi Font
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Paper Abstract

A study is presented comparing ERS-1 SAR.FDC images and ADCP ship data in detecting mesoscale structures in the Alboran Sea during September - October, 1992. First results have shown good correlation between the shear lines of such dynamic structures in SAR images and the ship data, especially in the case of the ADCP velocity records. The two big western and eastern anticyclonic gyres, small eddies associated to the first gyre and the formation of an along current in the Algerian coast are identified in both data sets. As occur in many cases using SAR images, the wind conditions played on important role in the detection of such structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2319, Oceanic Remote Sensing and Sea Ice Monitoring, (21 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197278
Show Author Affiliations
B. Shirasago, Institut de Ciencies del Mar/CSIC (Spain)
E. Garcia, Institut de Ciencies del Mar/CSIC (Spain)
Jordi Font, Institut de Ciencies del Mar/CSIC (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2319:
Oceanic Remote Sensing and Sea Ice Monitoring
Johnny Andre Johannessen; Trevor H. Guymer, Editor(s)

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