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Special Issue "Enhanced Satellite Perspectives of Sea Surface Temperature and Air-Sea Interaction"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 264

Special Issue Editors

1. Physical Oceanography, Oceanography Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
2. Marine Institute, Oranmore, H91 R673 Galway, Ireland
Interests: physical oceanography; ocean modelling; operational oceanography; climate projections; sea surface temperature; climate dynamics; marine heat waves; meridional circulation; phytoplankton; upwelling system; marine strategy framework directive
Oceanography Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21500, Egypt
Interests: physical oceanography; ocean circulation; tidal analysis; marine heatwaves; sea level changes; air-sea interaction
Department of Arctic Geophysics, The University Centre in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway
Interests: physical oceanography; sea surface temperature; sea ice concentration; marine heat waves; sea level changes and tectonics; large scale teleconnection patterns; steric effect

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sea surface temperatures have increased significantly over the past four decades at regional and global scales. This warming affects climate and biogeochemical cycles, ocean circulation, stratification, melting of ocean-bounding glaciers and ice sheets around Greenland and Antarctica, and the exchange of momentum, heat, and gases between the ocean and atmosphere. In addition, this accelerated warming can lead to extreme events (e.g., marine heat waves, low chlorophyll-a concentrations, storm surges) that have devastating effects on the marine ecosystem (e.g., coral bleaching, eutrophication, death of benthic communities, harmful algal blooms). Sea surface temperature, surface air temperature, and sea ice concentration have been classified as essential climate variables (ECVs) by the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) due to their climate relevance, technical feasibility, and cost-effectiveness, as they play an important role in regulating Earth's climate system and its variability. In addition, large-scale teleconnection patterns (e.g., El Niño-Southern Oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation) can modulate large-scale climate variability.

We invite papers which use Sea Surface Temperature, Sea Ice concentration, and chlorophyll-a remote-sensing datasets and techniques to understand spatiotemporal trends and extreme events. Furthermore, the possible relation between atmospheric forcings (i.e., Heat fluxes, wind) and large-scale teleconnection patterns with these extreme events.

Dr. Hazem Nagy
Dr. Omneya Ibrahim
Dr. Bayoumy Mohamed
Guest Editors

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  • sea surface temperature
  • extreme events (e.g., atmospheric and oceanic heatwaves, low chlorophyll-a)
  • climate change
  • air-sea interaction
  • biogeochemical cycle
  • large-scale teleconnection pattern
  • coral bleaching
  • sea ice concentration

Published Papers

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