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The motivation for the joint application of remote sensing data and mathematical modelling is based on the fact that the inherent shortcomings of each method can be compensated by the capabilities of the other. Gaps occur in remote sensing data due to weather conditions or orbits, and information relates only to the sea surface layer. The quality and feasibility of a simulation depend on the availability of initial and boundary conditions. It should therefore be feasible to run an operational model driven by remotely sensed data. An illustrative test case is described, based on a BURA-wind episode in a site in the northern Adriatic. Although it is made with highly simplifying assumptions, it proves the need for higher resolution of meteorological data when dealing with hydrodynamic and water quality modelling in coastal areas.

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Authors: SCHRIMPF W, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Med-ERS Workshop, Frascati (IT), March 26-27, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36549 ORA
Record Number: 199210385 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en