Special Issue "Applications of Satellite Remote Sensing in Marine Science"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anders Jensen Knudby

Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Ottawa, Simard 029, 60 Université, Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Interests: ocean optics, shallow-water earth observation, atmospheric correction, bathymetry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Satellite remote sensing technology plays a crucial role in modern marine science, providing information on spatial and temporal physical and biogeochemical patterns over regional and global scales that would otherwise be impossible to observe. Important products derived from remote sensing data include the temperature and concentrations of optically active water constituents at the sea surface, ocean current and height information, water depth and seafloor habitat (in shallow waters), and wave and wind information. Such data serve as inputs for calibration and validation of ocean circulation modeling, and allow development of both empirical and process models. A suite of satellite sensors to be launched in the next decade, many of which will provide data for free to the scientific community, will only serve to increase the influence of satellite remote sensing in marine science.

This Special Issue will provide an overview of the state-of-the art of applications of satellite remote sensing in marine science. Manuscripts covering all types of satellite sensors are encouraged, and manuscripts dealing with both technology-centric and application-centric research are welcome, with the goal of providing a comprehensive view of the field.

Dr. Anders Knudby
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Satellite remote sensing
  • Calibration and validation
  • Marine science

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Open AccessArticle Description and Mechanisms of the Mid-Year Upwelling in the Southern Caribbean Sea from Remote Sensing and Local Data
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2018, 6(2), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse6020036
Received: 6 February 2018 / Revised: 23 March 2018 / Accepted: 27 March 2018 / Published: 5 April 2018
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Abstract
The southern Caribbean Sea experiences strong coastal upwelling between December and April due to the seasonal strengthening of the trade winds. A second upwelling was recently detected in the southeastern Caribbean during June–August, when local coastal wind intensities weaken. Using synoptic satellite measurements
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The southern Caribbean Sea experiences strong coastal upwelling between December and April due to the seasonal strengthening of the trade winds. A second upwelling was recently detected in the southeastern Caribbean during June–August, when local coastal wind intensities weaken. Using synoptic satellite measurements and in situ data, this mid-year upwelling was characterized in terms of surface and subsurface temperature structures, and its mechanisms were explored. The mid-year upwelling lasts 6–9 weeks with satellite sea surface temperature (SST) ~1–2° C warmer than the primary upwelling. Three possible upwelling mechanisms were analyzed: cross-shore Ekman transport (csET) due to alongshore winds, wind curl (Ekman pumping/suction) due to wind spatial gradients, and dynamic uplift caused by variations in the strength/position of the Caribbean Current. These parameters were derived from satellite wind and altimeter observations. The principal and the mid-year upwelling were driven primarily by csET (78–86%). However, SST had similar or better correlations with the Ekman pumping/suction integrated up to 100 km offshore (WE100) than with csET, possibly due to its influence on the isopycnal depth of the source waters for the coastal upwelling. The mid-year upwelling was not caused by dynamic uplift but it might have been enhanced by the seasonal intensification of the Caribbean Current during that period. Full article
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