Satellite Oceanography

Please read the SeaWIFS links. They are short and will give you an excellent overview of the many NASA missions dedicated to understanding our oceans from space. If you are interested, the other links provide excellent information on satellite oceanography as well.

Required Reading:

SeaWIFS

SeaWIFS Project Tutorial: Ocean Color From Space
http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEAWIFS/LIVING_OCEAN/TEACHER1.html

SeaWIFS Project Tutorial: What We See From Space
http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEAWIFS/LIVING_OCEAN/TEACHER2.html

SeaWIFS Project Tutorial: Phytoplankton
http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEAWIFS/LIVING_OCEAN/TEACHER3.html

SeaWIFS Project Tutorial: Carbon
http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEAWIFS/LIVING_OCEAN/TEACHER4.html

SeaWIFS Project Tutorial: Earth and the Greenhouse Effect
http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEAWIFS/LIVING_OCEAN/TEACHER5.html

Recommended Reading:

TOPEX-Poseidon

Revealing new insights into ocean circulation and the sea floor
http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov

TOPEX-Poseidon at a Glance
http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/discover/tp_at_a_glance.html

Get to Know Our Ocean Planet
http://topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov/discover/ocean_planet.html

QuikScat

Read about NASA's latest satellite for measuring winds
http://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/

NASA Scatterometer
http://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/nscat/nscatindex.html

SeaWinds on QuikScat
http://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/quikscat/quikindex.html

SeaWinds in ADEOSII
http://winds.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/seawinds/seaindex.html

Human Applications

Satellites used to help predict disease outbreaks in Africa
http://www.earth.nasa.gov/ebn/news00016.html

Real-Time Satellite Data on the Oceans

Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
http://www.fnmoc.navy.mil/

Optimum Thermal Interpolation System
http://152.80.56.202/otis/otis.shtml

Useful Links:

Physical Oceanography from Space
http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/kids/