OCEAN MODELS AND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR OCEAN SATELLITE DATA

This paper is an attempt to analyze the requirements for space- based observation data from the viewpoint of an operational ocean forecasting system, where other ocean data acquisition systems are already present and are being assimilated or employed in conjunction with numerical models for the ocean. The Norwegian 'HOV' system (Ocean Environmental Monitoring and Forecasting) has been used as an example of the latter, and priority requirements for satellite data have been derived from an analysis that includes supply and demand, the present and near-future availability of satellite data, the limitations imposed by the present methodology, and the expected cost-benefit relations. As a user oriented rather than a strictly scientific organization, its data acquisition priorities are also strongly influenced by the needs of users.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • WMO/IOC Technical Conference on Space-Based Ocean Observations; September 1993; Bergen, Norway. Sponsored by World Meteorological Organization and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (of UNESCO). Procs. Plenary Session 4, p 127 [13 p, 10 tab, 4 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Guddal, J
    • Strem, G D
  • Publication Date: 1993

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00717256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM