Oceanography from Space

Revisited

Editors: Barale, Vittorio, Gower, J.F.R., Alberotanza, L. (Eds.)

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  • Collection of invited lectures from the "Oceans from Space, Venice 2010" Symposium
  • Unique group of authors, all top scientists in their field
  • Complete and thorough review of Oceanographic Remote Sensing techniques
  • Focus on the issues and special problems posed by the marine environment
  • Ideal follow-up of the legendary "Oceanography from Space", J.F.R. Gower, 1980
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This Volume collects a series of key-note lectures delivered at the fourth “Oceans from Space” Symposium, held in Venice, Italy, in 2010. The revisited postscript in the title identifies it as the ideal follow-up of the legendary Oceanography from Space, edited by J.F.R. Gower and published in 1980, following the very first edition of “Oceans from Space”. This series of conferences, which are held every 10 years only, is designed as a periodical state-of-the-art review of satellite oceanography, providing both an outline of current research, as well as a forum to debate topical issues. The “Oceans from Space” Venice 2010 lectures, authored by a unique group of prominent scientists, address virtually every facet of oceanographic remote sensing. All salient marine applications of passive and active techniques are covered in the present collection. The main results already achieved, or soon to come, demonstrate the potential of Earth Observations to help explore the dynamical and bio-geo-chemical features of the World’s Oceans.

V. BARALE graduated in Physics in 1977, from the University of Milan, and then received both his M.S., in 1982, and Ph.D., in 1986, at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, from the University of California at San Diego. Since 1990 he has been with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. His research focuses on the ecological assessment of marginal and enclosed (European) seas, using optical remote sensing.

J.F.R. GOWER received his Ph.D. in Radio Astronomy in 1966 at the University of Cambridge, England, after graduating in Natural Sciences from the same University in 1962. He moved to Canada and joined the University of British Columbia in 1967. Since 1971 he has been at the Institute of Ocean Sciences, where he worked on optical, SAR and altimeter satellite data. He originated the “Oceans from Space” Conference series.

L. ALBEROTANZA graduated in Geology in 1969 at the University of Padova. His career developed at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), in Venice, where he has done research on optical remote sensing of marine, coastal and lagoon areas. He has been Director of the Venice CNR Institute, Professor at the University of Venice, and is now President of the Venice City Council Tidal Forecasting and Early Warning Centre.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Oceans from Space, a Once-a-Decade Review of Progress: Satellite Oceanography in a Changing World

    Gower, Jim F. R.

    Pages 1-12

  • Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of the Ocean: An Overview

    Gentemann, Chelle L. (et al.)

    Pages 13-33

  • SMOS and Aquarius/SAC-D Missions: The Era of Spaceborne Salinity Measurements is About to Begin

    Lagerloef, Gary (et al.)

    Pages 35-58

  • Discoveries About Tropical Cyclones Provided by Microwave Remote Sensing

    Katsaros, Kristina B.

    Pages 59-71

  • Direct Surface Current Field Imaging from Space by Along-Track InSAR and Conventional SAR

    Romeiser, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 73-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oceanography from Space
Book Subtitle
Revisited
Editors
  • Vittorio Barale
  • J.F.R. Gower
  • L. Alberotanza
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8681-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8681-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8680-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9018-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 374
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