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Utilisation des techniques spatiales en océanographie
Minster, J.F. (1989). Utilisation des techniques spatiales en océanographie, in: Denis, M. (Ed.) Océanologie: actualité et prospective. pp. 51-60
In: Denis, M. (Ed.) (1989). Océanologie: actualité et prospective. Centre d' Océanologie: Marseille. ISBN 2-907752-00-6. 387 pp., more

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  • Minster, J.F.

    The use of spatial techniques and oceanography is in its third stage of evolution: after the development of the techniques and algorithmic of the 70’s and the beginning of the 80’s, the existing data allowed quantitative observations of divers oceanic parameters (we cite for example the mesoechel variability of the circulation or the seasonal variability of the pigment content of surface waters); now we seek to use the new data together with others to induce dynamic or biogeochemical models of the ocean. In the beginning of the 90’s, a high number of parameters will be measured by ERS-I and TOPEX-POSEIDON. Unfortunately there is no insurance that a measurement tool in the colour of the sea would be launched. Furthermore, the majority of the existing instruments of interest of oceanography, and possibly new ones (high spectral resolution radiometers, multi-frequency laser radar…), will be mounted on polar platforms of the COLUMBUS programme. We already start to study how o establish an world organisation of operational oceanographic satellites.

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