Salinity gradients in coastal waters by airborne microwave radiometer remote sensing

M. L. Heron, P. V. Ridd, A. Prytz, Yonghong Wang, J. M. Hacker

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A project was proposed, and funded, to use the airborne Polarimetrie L-Band Multi-Beam Radiometer (PLMR) to observe salinity gradients across the continental shelf in order to evaluate the cross-shelf mixing and residence time for water in the Great Barrier Reef. This paper examines issues of accuracy and uses first results from the project to demonstrate that the PLMR is capable of observing salinity gradients of the order of 0.01 PSU per km.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2006 - Asia Pacific
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)1424401380, 9781424401383
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventOCEANS 2006 - Asia Pacific - , Singapore
Duration: 16 May 200619 May 2006 (IEEE Xplore publisher website)

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