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Several mesoscale oceanographic features can be observed or indirectly inferred with the use of satellite imagery. Contact observations of chlorophyll concentration, hydrological structure and acoustic measurements act as a support to the remote sensing data and allow the 3-dimensional structure of these features to be determined. Specific coastal mesoscale features in the Baltic region have bee analyzed using coastal zone colour scanner (CZCS) and advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) imagery, moored instrument measurement os sections and polygons, numerical hydrodynamical models, high-resolution model of primary production and models of phytoplankton ecodynamics. The problems of data assimilation in ecodynamics models are discussed.

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Authors: SEMOVSKI ET AL, Institute of Oceanology PAS, Sopot (PL);DOWELL M D, University of Southampton,Department of Oceanography (GB);STÁSKIEWICZ A, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Gdynia (PL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Third Thematic Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, Seattle (US), September 18-20, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39383 ORA
Record Number: 199512054 / Last updated on: 1996-01-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en