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dc.contributor.author Krug, Marjolaine J
dc.contributor.author Cipollini, P
dc.contributor.author Dufois, F
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-07T06:17:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-07T06:17:48Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06
dc.identifier.citation Krug, M.J., Cipollini, P. and Dufois, F. 2014. Observing the Agulhas Current with Sea Surface Temperature and Altimetry Data: Challenges and Perspectives. In: Remote sensing of the African Seas. Springer, Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-94-017-8007-0
dc.identifier.uri http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-94-017-8008-7_12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/8159
dc.description Copyright: Springer Netherlands. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, please consult the publisher's website. en_US
dc.description.abstract The Agulhas Current is a challenging region for satellite remote sensing observations. Strong evaporation rates above the current core and the Retroflection reduce the number of cloud-free observations from Infra-Red sensors, while microwave radiometers and altimeters measurements suffer from the proximity of the current to the coast in the northern region. Infra-Red observations of the Agulhas Current significantly improved with the launch of the Meteosat Second Generation satellite, but Infra-Red Sea Surface Temperature datasets still suffer from inadequate cloud masking algorithms, particularly in regions of strong temperature gradient. Despite both Sea Surface Height and Sea Surface Temperature observations being severely compromised in the northern Agulhas current, a synergetic use of merged altimetry and high frequency Infra-Red Sea Surface Temperature imagery provides a means to track deep-sea eddies, document their influence on the Agulhas Current and helps us improve our understanding of the Agulhas Current variability. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer Netherlands en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;14871
dc.subject Agulhas current en_US
dc.subject Altimetry data en_US
dc.subject Oceanology en_US
dc.title Observing the Agulhas Current with sea surface temperature and altimetry data: challenges and perspectives en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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