Sarah Gille (email: sgille at ucsd.edu web: http://www-pord.ucsd.edu/~sgille)
SIO 219: Observational Oceanography Seminar
Spring Quarter 2003
The observational seminar meets on Friday from 12:00-1:00 during the academic quarters, in the reading room in Nierenberg Hall. The seminar is open to all. It is a forum for informal discussion of current literature on observational aspects of physical oceanography and for presentation of individual's work in progress. The subject matter for each quarter is determined by the participants, weighted towards the preferences of the enrolled students.
Reading each week is chosen to complement the topic. Normally the reading can be downloaded from UCSD's electronic reserves or directly from the journal. Readings that are not available electronically are placed in the NH reading room.
Enrolled students are requested to come prepared to ask questions based on the reading material.
The Spring 2003 discussions will focus on remote sensing applications
in physical oceanography.
Presenting? Here are questions to address and a list of resources.
Download the reading from UCSD
April 4: organization
April 11: Gravity and bathymetry from satellite altimetry
presenter: Shane Elipot
Sandwell, D. T., W.H.F. Smith, Bathymetric Estimation, Chapter 12 in Satellite Altimetry and Earth Sciences, ed., L.L. Fu and A. Cazenave, Academic Press, 441-457, 2001.http://topex.ucsd.edu/marine_topo/chapter11/estimation.htmlApril 18: Ocean variability from altimetry
optional: Smith, W.H.F. and D.T. Sandwell, 1997: Global seafloor topography from satellite altimetery and ship depth sounding, Science, 277, 1956-1962.
Guest faculty: David Sandwell
Morrow, R. and J. Church and R. Coleman and D. Chelton and N. White, 1992: Eddy momentum flux and its contribution to the Southern Ocean momentum balance. Nature, 357, 482-484.April 25: GRACE: finding the geoid
Wahr, J., M. Molenaar and F. Bryan, 1998: Time variability of the Earth's gravity field: Hydrological and oceanic effects and their possible detection using GRACE. J. Geophys. Res. (Solid Earth), 103, 30205-30229.May 2: Sea Surface Temperature the old-fashioned way: AVHRR
Wahr, J. M. S. R. Jayne, F. O. Bryan, 2002: A method of inferring changes in deep ocean currents from satellite measurements of time-variable gravity. J. Geophys. Res., 107, doi:10.1029/2001JC001274.
Donlon, C. J. and I. S. Robinson, 1997: Observations of the oceanic thermal skin in the Atlantic Ocean. J. Geophys. Res., 102, 18585-18606.May 9: Sea Surface Temperature the new-fangled way: Microwave radiometers
Wentz, F. J., C. Gentemann, D. Smith, and D. Chelton, 2000: Satellite Measurements of sea surface temperature through clouds. Science, 288, 847-850.May 16: Ocean color
Stammer, D., F. Wentz, and C. Gentemann, 2003: Validation of microwave sea surface temperature measurements for climate purposes. J. Climate, 16, 73-87.
Kahru, M. and B. G. Mitchell, 2000: Influence of the 1997-98 El Niño on the surface chlorophyll in the California Current. Geophys. Res. Lett, 27, 2937-2940.May 23: Scatterometer winds
Kahru, M. and B. G. Mitchell, 2002: Influence of the El Niño-La Niña cycle on satellite-derived primary production in the California Current. Geophys. Res. Lett, 29, doi: 10.1029/2002GL014963.
O'Reilly, J. E., S. Maritorena, B. G. Mitchell, D. A. Siegel, K. L. Carder, S. A. Garver, M. Kahru, and C. McClain, 1998. Ocean color chlorophyll algorithms for SeaWiFS, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 24,937-24,953.
follow up: what happens if you look for red tides?
Kahru, M. and B. G. Mitchell, 1998: Spectral reflectance and absorption of a massive red tide off southern California. J. Geophys. Res., 103, 21,601-21,609. 98JC01945.pdf
Kelly, K. A., S. Dickinson, M. J. McPhaden, and G. C. Johnson, 2001: Ocean currents evident in satellite wind data. Geophys. Res. Lett.28 2469-2472.May 30: SAR
Porter, D. L., D. R. Thompson, W. Alpers, and R. Romeiser, 2001: Remotely sensed ocean observations of the Coastal Mixing and Optics site from synthetic aperture radars and advanced very high resolution radiometers. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 9623-9638.June 6: Ice
Comiso, J. C., Characteristics of arctic winter sea ice from satellite multispectral microwave observations, J. Geophys. Res., 91, 975-994, 1986.June 13: Final exams. No class.
Martin, T. and E. Augstein, 2000: Large-scale drift of Arctic Sea ice retrieved from passive microwave satellite data. J. Geophys. Res., 105, 8775-8788.