83rd Annual

Tuesday, 11 February 2003
Estimation of Ocean Surface Salinity in the Indian Ocean using Satellite Observations
Bulusu Subrahmanyam, COAPS/Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and J. J. O'Brien
In this work, we have estimated the sea surface salinity using two techniques: (i) by combining the sea-level anomalies derived from TOPEX/Poseidon altimetry with the in situ hydrographic data (World Ocean Atlas, WOA98) and (ii) from space-borne satellite measurements of Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) through the 'Effective Oceanic Layer (EOL)'. A preliminary assessment of deriving ocean surface salinity from these two techniques is presented for the Indian Ocean.

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