11th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography


Comparisons and Contrasts of AVHRR, SeaWiFS, FY1-C and CODAR Data in Coastal Ocean Research


Michael F. Crowley, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ; and J. Kohut, S. Glenn, and O. Schofield

The Coastal Ocean Observation Lab at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences of Rutgers University, completed a coastal ocean observation project this past summer that used multiple in situ and airborne sensors. These included AVHRR, SeaWiFS, the Chinese FY1-C satellite, and CODAR surface RADAR from land-based systems. This poster will compare and contrast the SST, ocean color and surface current data from these sources. The remotely sensed data will also be compared to multiple in situ instruments including CTDs, hydroscats and ADCPs. Although the AVHRR and SeaWiFS satellites are well known and studied, FY1-C and CODAR are not. FY1-C is a 10 band HRPT system with a swath of 3000 kilometers and ground resolution of 1.1 kilometers. It is able to view ocean color and temperature as it has four visible bands, four near-IR bands and two thermal bands. CODAR is an HF-RADAR system that measures ocean surface currents. Previously, the maximum range of CODAR was approximately 40 kilometers from shore. The new system analyzed here has a range of 230 kilometers from shore. This range allows for data comparisons over a wide variety of areas, from the coast to across the continental shelf in the ocean surrounding the Hudson Canyon. This includes the edge of the Gulf Stream ring and meander region.

Poster Session 1, Environmental Applications
Monday, 15 October 2001, 9:45 AM-11:15 AM

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