AGU Fall 2020 Session

30 June 2020 Published by

Application of Remote Sensing to Coastal/Upwelling Regions

Session Chairs:

Primary Convener

Jorge Vazquez
Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Marisol Garcia-Reyes
Farallon Group LLC

Marouan Bouali
Instituto Oceanográfico da Universidade de São Paulo

Jose Gomez Valdes
CICESE Institute

The development and improvement of high-resolution remote sensing are allowing for greater applications to the critical upwelling regions of the world’s oceans. As these are areas of tremendous economic importance, understanding possible long term changes and their impacts is critical. Advances in the high resolution include a sub-kilometer resolution from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), as well as improvements in removing land contamination from passive microwave instruments. Sea surveys conducted by long-term monitoring programs such as the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) provide unique opportunities for validation in a coastal regime. Presentations that apply remote sensing to identify and validate the mesoscale-submesoscale variability in coastal upwelling regions are especially sought. This includes validation from the seasonal to interannual time scales. Applications that use high-resolution models are also encouraged.

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Jorge Vazquez PhD
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