Special Issue: "Ocean Remote Sensing" - Sensors Journal

Guest Editor:
Dr. James H. Churnside
Ocean Remote Sensing Working Group
NOAA
Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Science Division (PSD)
Formerly Environmental Technology Laboratory
325 Broadway R/ETL, Boulder, Colorado 80305-3328
E-Mail: James.H.Churnside@noaa.gov; http://www.etl.noaa.gov/et2/ocean/

This group applies lidar techniques to identify and count fish populations in coastal waters. Instruments developed at ETL can be easily mounted in a small aircraft, providing much extended coverage over commonly-used surface techniques. Current research is aimed at identifying specific fish species and at development of new techniques to identify biologically-stressed estuaries.

Deadline for Paper submission: Closed

Published Papers

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Tymon Zielinski 1,* and Bringfried Pflug 2
1 Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland. E-mail: tymon@iopan.gda.pl
2 Remote Sensing Technology Institute, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Rutherfordstr. 2, D-12489 Berlin, Germany. E-mail: Bringfried.Pflug@dlr.de
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 1 November 2007 / Accepted: 17 December 2007 / Published: 19 December 2007
Full Research Paper: Lidar-based Studies of Aerosol Optical Properties Over Coastal Areas 
Sensors 2007, 7, 3347-3365 (PDF format, 239 K)

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ZhongPing Lee 1, Kendall Carder 2, Robert Arnone 1 and MingXia He 3
1 Naval Research Lab, Code 7333, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529, USA
2 College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
3 Ocean Remote Sensing Institute, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: zplee@nrlssc.navy.mil
Received: 5 November 2007 / Accepted: 17 December 2007 / Published: 20 December 2007

Full Research Paper: Determination of Primary Spectral Bands for Remote Sensing of Aquatic Environments
Sensors 2007, 7, 3428-3441 (PDF format, 1740 K)

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James H. Churnside* and James J. Wilson
NOAA ESRL CSD3, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305, USA
E-mail: james.j.wilson@noaa.gov.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: james.h.churnside@noaa.gov
Received: 16 November 2007 / Accepted: 4 February 2008 / Published: 8 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Ocean Color Inferred from Radiometers on Low-flying Aircraft
Sensors 2008, 8, 860-876 (PDF format, 496 K)

Open Access
Christina Corbane 1,*, Fabrice Marre 2 and Michel Petit 1
1 ESPACE Unit, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Maison de la télédétection, 500 rue JF Breton, F34093 Montpellier cedex 5; E-mails: christina.corbane (a) ird.fr; michel.petit (a) ird.fr
2 ESPACE Unit, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Centre IRD de Cayenne, Route de Montabo, PO Box 165, F97323, Cayenne, Guyane Française.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 18 January 2008 / Accepted: 30 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008

Article: Using SPOT-5 HRG Data in Panchromatic Mode for Operational Detection of Small Ships in Tropical Area
Sensors 2008, 8, 2959-2973 (PDF format, 719 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8052959

Open Access
Xiaofeng Li 1,*, Weizhong Zheng 2, Cheng-Zhi Zou 3 and William G. Pichel 3
1 IMSG at NOAA/NESDIS E/RA3, WWBG, Room 102, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746-4304, USA
2 NOAA/NCEP/EMC, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Spring, MD 20706, USA
3 Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD 20746, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: Xiaofeng.Li (a) noaa.gov
Received: 31 March 2008 / Accepted: 19 May 2008 / Published: 21 May 2008

Article: A SAR Observation and Numerical Study on Ocean Surface Imprints of Atmospheric Vortex Streets
Sensors 2008, 8, 3321-3334 (PDF format, 5180 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053321  

Open Access
Xiangyu Wu,  Qiang Xie,  Zhigang He and Dongxiao Wang *
Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Environmental Dynamics, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, P.R. China; E-Mails: wuxy@scsio.ac.cn (X.W.); gordonxie@scsio.ac.cn (Q.X.); zghe@scsio.ac.cn (Z.H.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail:dxwang@scsio.ac.cn (D.W.);
Tel.: +86-20-8902-3204; Fax: +86-20-8902-3205
Received: 24 January 2008; in revised form: 23 May 2008 / Accepted: 23 May 2008 / Published: 1 June 2008
Article: Free and Forced Rossby Waves in the Western South China Sea Inferred from Jason-1 Satellite Altimetry Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 3633-3642 (PDF format, 115 K) DOI: 10.3390/s80636013633

Open Access
Vladimir Karaev *, Mikhail Kanevsky and Eugeny Meshkov
Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Science, 46 Ulyanov Str., Nizhny Novgorod, 603950, Russia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: volody@hydro.appl.sci-nnov.ru
Received: 12 March 2008; in revised form: 31 May 2008 / Accepted: 2 June 2008 / Published: 6 June 2008
Article: The Effect of Sea Surface Slicks on the Doppler Spectrum Width of a Backscattered Microwave Signal
Sensors 2008, 8, 3780-3801 (PDF format, 780 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063780

Open Access
Chun-Yi Lin, Chung-Ru Ho *, Zhe-Wen Zheng and Nan-Jung Kuo
Department of Marine Environmental Informatics, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan
E-mail: D94810002@mail.ntou.edu.tw
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: b0211@mail.ntou.edu.tw
Received: 20 May 2008; in revised form: 3 June 2008 / Accepted: 3 June 2008 / Published: 6 June 2008
Article: Validation and Variation of Upper Layer Thickness in South China Sea from Satellite Altimeter Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 3802-3818 (PDF format, 874 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063802

Open Access
Steven E. Lohrenz 1,*, Wei-Jun Cai 2, Xiaogang Chen 1 and Merritt Tuel 1
1 Department of Marine Science, The University of Southern Mississippi, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529, USA; E-mails: xiaogang.chen@usm.edu; merritt.tuel@usm.edu
2 Department of Marine Sciences, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602, USA; E-mail: wcai@uga.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mails: steven.lohrenz@usm.edu
Received: 5 June 2008; in revised form: 18 June 2008 / Accepted: 6 July 2008 / Published: 10 July 2008
Article: Satellite Assessment of Bio-Optical Properties of Northern Gulf of Mexico Coastal Waters Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Sensors 2008, 8, 4135-4150 (PDF format, 3730 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074135

Open Access
Sylvain Ouillon 1,2,*, Pascal Douillet 1,3, Anne Petrenko 3, Jacques Neveux 4, Cécile Dupouy 1,3, Jean-Marie Froidefond 5, Serge Andréfouët 1 and Alain Muñoz-Caravaca 6
1 IRD, BP A5, 98848 Nouméa Cedex, New Caledonia
2 LEGOS/OMP, Université de Toulouse, UMR 5566, 14 avenue Edouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse, France
3 Laboratoire d’Océanographie Physique et de Biogéochimie, Université Aix Marseille, Centre d’Océanologie de Marseille, Luminy, 13288 Marseille cedex 09, France
4 Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, CNRS, UMR 7621, Avenue Fontaulé, BP44, F-66650 Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
5 Université de Bordeaux, CNRS, UMR 5805, Bordeaux, F-33000, France
6 Centro de Estudios Ambientales de Cienfuegos, 5 CP 59 350 Ciudad Nuclear, Cienfuegos, Cuba
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: sylvain.ouillon@ird.fr
Received: 4 June 2008; in revised form: 17 June 2008 / Accepted:6 July 2008 / Published: 10 July 2008
Article: Optical Algorithms at Satellite Wavelengths for Total Suspended Matter in Tropical Coastal Waters
Sensors 2008, 8, 4165-4185 (PDF format, 1400 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074165

Open Access
Eurico J. D’Sa 1,* and Dong S. Ko 2
1 Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Coastal Studies Institute, LA 70803, USA
2 Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ejdsa@lsu.edu
Received: 22 May 2008; in revised version: 29 June 2008 / Accepted: 7 July 2008 / Published: 15 July 2008
Article: Short-term Influences on Suspended Particulate Matter Distribution in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Satellite and Model Observations 
Sensors 2008, 8, 4249-4264 (PDF format, 954 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074249

Open Access
Daniel Odermatt 1,*, Thomas Heege 2, Jens Nieke 1,3, Mathias Kneubühler 1 and Klaus Itten 1
1 Remote Sensing Laboratories (RSL), UZH, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland
2 EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG, Sonderflughafen Oberpfaffenhofen, D-82205 Gilching, Germany
3 ESA/ESTEC, 2000AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: daniel.odermatt@geo.uzh.ch
Received: 11 June 2008; in revised form: 30 July 2008 / Accepted: 31 July 2008 / Published: 5 August 2008
Article: Water Quality Monitoring for Lake Constance with a Physically Based Algorithm for MERIS Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 4582-4599 (PDF format, 414 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084582

Open Access
Belinda Lipa 1,*, Bruce Nyden 2, Don Barrick 2 and Josh Kohut 3
1 Codar Ocean Sensors, 125 La Sandra Way, Portola Valley, CA 94028 USA
2 Codar Ocean Sensors, 1914 Plymouth Street, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA; E-mail: bruce@codar.com; don@codar.com
3 Coastal Ocean Observation Lab., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA; E-mail: kohut@marine.rutgers.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: blipa@bayarea.net; Tel. +011-1-650-851-5517 Fax: +011-1-650-851-5184.
Received: 4 June 2008; in revised form: 21 July 2008 / Accepted: 23 July 2008 / Published: 6 August 2008
Article: HF Radar Sea-echo from Shallow Water
Sensors 2008, 8, 4611-4635 (PDF format, 859 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084611

Open Access
Dongxiao Wang and Hui Zhao
Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Environmental Dynamics, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510301, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: dxwang@scsio.ac.cn
Received: 11 July 2008; in revised form: 14 August 2008 / Accepted: 15 August 2008 / Published: 21 August 2008
Article: Estimation of Phytoplankton Responses to Hurricane Gonu over the Arabian Sea Based on Ocean Color Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 4878-4893 (PDF format, 1050 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084878

Open Access
Kai Schorstein, Alexandru Popescu, Marco Göbel and Thomas Walther *
TU Darmstadt, Institute for Applied Physics, Schlossgartenstr. 7, D-64289 Darmstadt, Germany; http://www.lqo.tu-darmstadt.de
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: thomas.walther@physik.tu-darmstadt.de; Tel.: +49 6151-16 2886; Fax: +49 6151-16 4534
Received: 14 August 2008; in revised form: 4 September 2008 / Accepted: 17 September 2008 / Published: 22 September 2008

Article: Remote Water Temperature Measurements Based on Brillouin Scattering with a Frequency Doubled Pulsed Yb:doped Fiber Amplifier
Sensors 2008, 8, 5820-5831 (PDF format, 1190 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095820

Summary
The ocean covers three quarters of the surface of this planet, and is a major factor affecting conditions here.  Life originated in the ocean, and continues because of the ocean’s affects on climate.  It is also important for transportation, recreation, and resources that include food and pharmaceuticals.  Despite this, no one can argue that the ocean is well understood.  Measurements are very difficult, and remote sensing will have to play an increasing role in all aspects of ocean science.  Important sensors include optical imagers and acoustics on submsersibles and surface ships; LIDAR, radar, multi- and hyper-spectral imagers, and optical and microwave radiometers on aircraft; and optical and microwave imagers and radiometers on satellites.  Inferred quantities include ocean surface winds, sea-surface temperature and salinity, sea surface height, ocean color, bathymetry, and distribution and abundance of biota.  This special issue attempts to bring together a wide variety of papers on the sensor technology and applications of ocean remote sensing.
 
Keywords
Oceanography, climate, remote sensing, sonar, radar, lidar, radiometry, ocean color

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