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Community review of Southern Ocean satellite data needs


Pope, A and Wagner, P and Johnson, R and Shutler, JD and Baeseman, J and Newman, L, Community review of Southern Ocean satellite data needs, Antarctic Science, 29, (2) pp. 97-138. ISSN 0954-1020 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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© Antarctic Science Ltd 2016. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution -NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0954102016000390


This review represents the Southern Ocean community’s satellite data needs for the coming decade. Developed through widespread engagement and incorporating perspectives from a range of stakeholders (both research and operational), it is designed as an important community-driven strategy paper that provides the rationale and information required for future planning and investment. The Southern Ocean is vast but globally connected, and the communities that require satellite-derived data in the region are diverse. This review includes many observable variables, including sea ice properties, sea surface temperature, sea surface height, atmospheric parameters, marine biology (both micro and macro) and related activities, terrestrial cryospheric connections, sea surface salinity, and a discussion of coincident and in situ data collection. Recommendations include commitment to data continuity, increases in particular capabilities (sensor types, spatial, temporal), improvements in dissemination of data/products/uncertainties, and innovation in calibration/validation capabilities. Full recommendations are detailed by variable as well as summarized. This review provides a starting point for scientists to understand more about Southern Ocean processes and their global roles, for funders to understand the desires of the community, for commercial operators to safely conduct their activities in the Southern Ocean, and for space agencies to gain greater impact from Southern Ocean-related acquisitions and missions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:remote sensing, Southern Ocean, Antarctic, cryosphere, polar, remote sensing
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
UTAS Author:Johnson, R (Dr Robert Johnson)
UTAS Author:Newman, L (Dr Louise Newman)
ID Code:113282
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2016-12-20
Last Modified:2018-03-26
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