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Satellite observations of deep-water convection
Author(s): Kenneth W. Fischer; Jeffrey P. Palshook; Catherine A. Russell; C. Wayne Fox; Robert A. Shuchman
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Paper Abstract

A key part of the global thermohaline circulation and hence the world's heat balance, deep ocean convection is the process by which the deep waters of the North Atlantic are renewed. This paper details the results of a study to identify remotely sensible surface signatures for deep ocean convection. Remote sensing efforts have focused on the microwave part of the electromagnetic spectrum due to the all-weather capability. In particular, the high resolution imaging capability of synthetic aperture radar is explored for the existence of convective signatures. Key findings are the existence of a definite identifiable radar surface signature in convective regions and a set of conditions under which one would expect to observe these signatures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2959, Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Sea, (17 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.264272
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Kenneth W. Fischer, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Jeffrey P. Palshook, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Catherine A. Russell, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
C. Wayne Fox, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)
Robert A. Shuchman, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2959:
Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Sea
Giovanna Cecchi; Guido D'Urso; Edwin T. Engman; Preben Gudmandsen, Editor(s)

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