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Oceanographic analysis of sun glint images taken on space shuttle mission STS 41-G

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Authors
Fischer, Mark G.
Subjects
Space shuttle images
Sun glint
Remote sensing
Submesoscale
Almaria Front
Mediterranean oceanography
Advisors
Woehler, Karlheinz E.
Wash, Carlyle H.
Date of Issue
1986-03
Date
March 1986
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Language
en_US
Abstract
A series of four sun glint images taken by the crew of the space shuttle Challenger, mission STS 41-G, on 8 October 1984 were analyzed and compared to NOAA-7 AVHRR infrared images and to bathythermographs of the same area. Evidence of the Almaria Front, a persistent oceanographic feature east of the Alboran Basin, was found on all three data sets, and the efficacy of using sun glint images for the location of acoustically important oceanographic features was supported. A practical use of sun glint photographs taken from low earth orbit was demonstrated and the investigation of its use to help in the employment of acoustic sensors is further justified by this work.
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Thesis
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Department
Antisubmarine Warfare Academic Group
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
41 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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