Special Issue "Ocean Surface Currents: Progress in Remote Sensing and Validation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018).
Prof. Mark Bourassa
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science & Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 USA
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Interests: air/sea interaction; boundary-layer meteorology; rainfall variability; earth observing system
This collection will focus on satellite and HF radar (High Frequency Radar) remote sensing of ocean surface currents, and the validation of these observations. Interest in the two-way coupling between winds and currents has grown enormously over the last decade. Ocean currents appear to play an important but neglected role in coupling the ocean and atmosphere, and recent modeling efforts suggest strong surface currents are far more plentiful than expected from earlier coarse resolution models and ocean re-analyses. Currents also greatly modify vertical motion in the upper ocean, and consequently influence vertical mixing in the upper ocean and the currents in the deep ocean. Observations of surface currents is extremely challenging, with most in situ measurements taken well below the surface, high frequency radar observations likely corresponding to depths of 1 to 2 m, and altimetry providing a time-averaged geostrophic current rather than a surface current. Theory and very limited observations indicate that there is a large difference between surface currents and currents just one meter below the surface. Concepts for simultaneous measurements of winds and currents using small modifications to available technology have been put forward in China, Europe, and the United States. The feasibility of measuring surface currents from satellite has been demonstrated through these efforts.
Papers that address the technology development towards satellite measurements of ocean surface currents are strongly encouraged, as are results for satellite and airborne campaigns. Additionally encouraged are papers on HF radar measurements of currents, and papers on the validation of either type of current measurement.
Prof. Mark Bourassa
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Surface Current
- Remote Sensing
- Air/Sea Coupling
- Current Velocity