Observing the Oceans in Real Time

  • R. Venkatesan
  • Amit Tandon
  • Eric D'Asaro
  • M. A. Atmanand

Part of the Springer Oceanography book series (SPRINGEROCEAN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Venkatesan, Amit Tandon, Debasis Sengupta, K. N. Navaneeth
      Pages 3-13
  3. Surface Observations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. P. Chandramohan, M. V. Ramanamurthy, K. Jossia Joseph, Satya Kiran Raju Alluri, D. Shyamala Varthini, K. N. Navaneeth
      Pages 59-74
  4. Subsurface Observations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Emily L. Shroyer, Jonathan D. Nash, Amy F. Waterhouse, James N. Moum
      Pages 99-122
    3. Craig M. Lee, Daniel L. Rudnick
      Pages 123-139
    4. David Murphy, Carol Janzen
      Pages 141-162
  5. Remote Sensing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Tapan Misra, Rashmi Sharma, Raj Kumar, Pradip K. Pal
      Pages 165-202
    3. Mark F. Baumgartner, Kathleen M. Stafford, G. Latha
      Pages 203-226
    4. Yonggang Liu, Clifford R. Merz, Robert H. Weisberg, Benjamin K. O’Loughlin, Vembu Subramanian
      Pages 227-240
  6. Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Sébastien P. Bigorre, Nancy R. Galbraith
      Pages 243-261
    3. Richard P. Trask, J. Thomas Farrar
      Pages 263-279
  7. Societal Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. M. Ravichandran, M. S. Girishkumar
      Pages 303-313
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 315-323

About this book


This book provides contributions from leading experts on the integration of novel sensing technologies to yield unprecedented observations of coupled biological, chemical, and physical processes in the ocean from the macro to micro scale. Authoritative entries from experts around the globe provide first-hand information for oceanographers and researchers looking for solutions to measurement problems. 

Ocean observational techniques have seen rapid advances in the last few years and this book addresses the need for a single overview of present and future trends in near real time and real time. First the past, present and future scenarios of ocean observational tools and techniques are elucidated. Then this book divides into three modes of ocean observations: surface, upper ocean and deep ocean. This is followed by data quality and modelling.

Collecting a summary of methods and applications, this book provides first-hand information for oceanographers and researchers looking for solutions to measurement problems. This book is also suitable for final year undergraduate students or beginning graduate students in ocean engineering, oceanography and various other engineering students (such as Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Bioengineering) who are interested in specializing their skills towards modern measurements of the ocean.


Acoustic Measurements Air-Sea Flux Drifter Technology Glider Measurements Instrumentation for Autonomous Platforms Meteorological Observations Microstructure and Turbulence Ocean Observations Ocean Remote Sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Venkatesan
    • 1
  • Amit Tandon
    • 2
  • Eric D'Asaro
    • 3
  • M. A. Atmanand
    • 4
  1. 1.National Institute of Ocean Technology, Ministry of Earth SciencesChennaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts DartmouthDartmouthUSA
  3. 3.Physics Laboratory and School of OceanographyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  4. 4.National Institute of Ocean Technology, Ministry of Earth SciencesChennaiIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66492-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66493-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-7677
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-7685
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