20th International Conference on Interactive Information and Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology


NOAA's NESDIS Satellite Oceanography

Eric Bayler, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and R. Cheney, P. Chang, D. Clark, K. Hughes, and A. Strong

Satellite oceanography within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) focuses on observation retrieval and applications to address the NOAA missions of environmental assessment, prediction, and stewardship. The satellite oceanography division encompasses three functional areas: satellite ocean sensors, ocean dynamics/ data assimilation, and marine ecosystems / climate. The breadth of scientific investigation includes sea-surface temperature, sea-surface height, sea-surface roughness, ocean color, ocean surface winds, and sea ice. Science teams for these core subjects pursue the science andissues end to end, from observation retrievals through applications research and product development to technology transfer. Each core subject area addresses the common themes of calibration/validation, data assimilation, climate, and operational oceanography. The primary objective is to transition research to operations. This overview of satellite oceanography within NOAA's NESDIS provides insight into the capabilities, products, and future direction.

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Session 16, Satellite IIPS and Applications Part II (ROOM 6B)
Thursday, 15 January 2004, 8:30 AM-11:45 AM, Room 6B

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