Satellite remote sensing of sea surface temperatures

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Abstract

Global measurements of sea-surface temperatures from satellites have been feasible for nearly four decades and a wide range of applications have been developed including weather forecasting, including of severe storms, and studies of the oceans, atmosphere, and climate. The physical basis of accurate remote sensing of sea-surface temperatures is presented and the characteristics of radiometers on polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites are discussed. Examples of applications of satellite-derived sea-surface temperatures are summarized. Future developments are also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Ocean Sciences
PublisherElsevier
Pages415-428
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128130810
ISBN (Print)9780128130827
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ABI
  • AMSR
  • AVHRR
  • El nio-southern oscillation
  • GHRSST
  • Gulf stream
  • Himawari Baseline imager
  • Infrared atmospheric correction
  • Infrared remote sensing
  • Microwave remote sensing
  • MODIS
  • Ocean fronts
  • Satellite remote sensing
  • Sea-surface temperature
  • SLSTR
  • VIIRS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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