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Vine, A. (1965). Comments, in: Ewing, G.C. (Ed.) Oceanography from Space: Proceedings of Conference on the Feasibility of Conducting Oceanographic Explorations from Aircraft, Manned Orbital and Lunar Laboratories, held at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 24-28 August 1964. pp. 299
In: Ewing, G.C. (Ed.) (1965). Oceanography from Space: Proceedings of Conference on the Feasibility of Conducting Oceanographic Explorations from Aircraft, Manned Orbital and Lunar Laboratories, held at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 24-28 August 1964. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Woods Hole. XXI, 469 pp., more

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    Same general comments are: 1. The meeting certainly accomplished the purpose of getting more thinking about how the ocean looks from the air and from space. 2. I strongly suggest that the final report emphasize satellites and oceanography and try to keep the manned and unmanned satellites represented and in perspective. I believe failure to do this will cause considerable kickback and create an unhealthy political type of atmosphere .3. Better weather predictions in the Antarctic Ocean would be of special interest. Certainly satellites can give us data on a global basis. They will drive us to think about all oceans and all latitudes and they will go through the seasons every hour. I believe this will be their most significant contribution. 4. I did not hear much about the time scale for professional, interested oceanographers to be in space stations. What is an estimated data for five oceanographic trips per year? When can a good graduate student do space field work? 5. In retrospect, I'm a little surprised (and somewhat disturbed in my own lack of thinking) that there wasn't more discussion about what oceanographers might contribute to the study of other planets. Even though Terra may have the only conventional ocean, the hoar frost, liquid hydrocarbons, underlying MOHO, or a deep dust with liquid like characteristics may present problems in which oceanographers are interested and knowledgeable.

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