Coastal Ocean Observing

Platforms, Sensors and Systems

Authors: Corredor, Jorge E

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  • Provides a thorough introduction to Integrated Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (ICOOS)
  • Sheds new light on materials and devices that have made observation of several inaccessible variables possible 
  • Explains the functionality, practicality and challenges of using sensors  
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This manual describes the wide range of electromechanical, electrochemical and electro-optical transducers at the heart of current field-deployable ocean observing instruments. Their modes of operation, precision and accuracy are discussed in detail. Observing platforms ranging from the traditional to the most recently developed are described, as are the challenges of integrating instrument suits to individual platforms. Technical approaches are discussed to address environmental constraints on instrument and platform operation such as power sources, corrosion, biofouling and mechanical abrasion. Particular attention is also given to data generated by the networks of observing platforms that are typically integrated into value-added data visualization products, including numerical simulations or models. Readers will learn about acceptable data formats and representative model products. The last section of the book is devoted to the challenges of planning, deploying and maintaining coastal ocean observing systems.

Readers will discover practical applications of ocean observations in diverse fields including natural resource conservation, commerce and recreation, safety and security, and climate change resiliency and adaptation. This volume will appeal to ocean engineers, oceanographers, commercial and recreational ocean data users, observing systems operators, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the field of ocean observing.

About the authors

Jorge E. Corredor earned a M.Sc. degree in Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1972, and a Ph. D. in Oceanography at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) in 1978. He served as professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico for a period of 38 years, holding the Chair of Chemical Oceanography. He served also as member of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research of the International Council for Science (ICSU), of the Ocean Studies Board of the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine, of the Board of Directors of the US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Association and as Associate Director of the Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction to Coastal Ocean Observing

    Corredor, Jorge E.

    Pages 1-5

  • Electronic Sensors and Instruments for Coastal Ocean Observing

    Corredor, Jorge E.

    Pages 7-66

  • Platforms for Coastal Ocean Observing

    Corredor, Jorge E.

    Pages 67-84

  • Environmental Constraints to Instrumental Ocean Observing: Power Sources, Hydrostatic Pressure, Metal Corrosion, Biofouling, and Mechanical Abrasion

    Corredor, Jorge E.

    Pages 85-100

  • Signal Conditioning, Data Telemetry, Command Signaling and Platform Positioning in Ocean Observing

    Corredor, Jorge E.

    Pages 101-111

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78352-9
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Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78351-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coastal Ocean Observing
Book Subtitle
Platforms, Sensors and Systems
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78352-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78352-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78351-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 159
Number of Illustrations
34 illustrations in colour
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