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Title: Ocean Remote Sensing Project 1981-1997
Id: 1528
Acronym: Ocean Remote Sensing
Investigator(s): Carl Nilsson
(Former) CSIRO Division of Oceanography - Hobart [details]

Years: 1981 to 1997

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Survey InvestigatorDescription
FR 10/93

L. Pender (CSIRO), including other PI's Cruise FR 10/93 was undertaken to conduct Bunyip and SeaSoar trials to test the modifications under various tow conditions to determine their suitability. Other cruise objectives included to collect oceanographic data from within 5 km of two ground tracks of the TOPEX-POSEIDON satellite for comparison and validation of the satellite's altimeter. Survey methods included ADCP, CTDs, XCTDs and XBTs. Six Bunyip deployments were made during the transit between Sydney and Hobart. Water samples were collected for laboratory analyses.
FR 09/91

C. Nilsson, C. Fandry & G. Cresswell (CSIRO), including other Pis Cruise FR 09/91 was undertaken to obtain surface truth data on ocean currents in support of ERS-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) swaths that cut across boundaries of the East Australian Current (EAC). Survey methods included radiometer measurements, radionsonde launches, ADCP, CTDs, SeaSoar tows, Bunyip, AXBT survey (undertaken by the RAAF), underway instrumentation, and wavebuoy deployment/retrieval. In addition, validation SST and atmospheric profile data for satellite SST were obtained for NOAA 11 and 12, MOS-1 and ERS-1 ATSR passes. Wave spectra were obtained at eight locations, several times simultaneously in different current regimes and under both active SAR passes. Several oceanographic sections on the continental shelf to complement those from TECSAS FR 13/89 were obtained, as were data in the northern section to follow up FR 07/91. Preliminary results indicate that the ATSR is performing to within its specified tolerances and anticipate SST accuracies close to 0.3 degrees C.
FR 03.2/91

J. Hunter (CSIRO) Cruise FR 32/91 was undertaken to monitor the plume of jarosite waste discharged periodically by Pasminco Metals - EZ, (using the M. V. Anson), at a dump site approximately 60 nautical miles southeast of Hobart, in 2000 m of water in the Tasman Sea (nominally at 43 degrees 36.5' S, 148 degrees 14.5' E). Survey methods included the Seasoar vehicle, equipped with a CTD and transmissometer, XBTs, acoustic sounders and underway instrumentation. Jarosite patch was located and successfully surveyed.
SP 08/84

C. Nilsson (CSIRO) Oceanographic studies in Bass Strait and the East Australian Current region S and N of Sydney, in tandem with near real-time Sea surface temperature images received from the NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). Also, ground-truthing for the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) on board the US shuttle "Challenger". Mapping was by thermosalinograph, surface sampling, XBTs, and GEK current measurements.2 satellite-tracked bouys were relased in the East Australian Current, 2 tide gauge moorings were laid in Bass Strait for VIMS, and 25+ neuston (plankton) tows were taken for the University of Sydney.
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