Use of satellite observations for operational oceanography: recent achievements and future prospects

Type Article
Date 2015
Language English
Author(s) Le Traon Pierre-Yves1, 2, Antoine D.3, 4, 5, Bentamy Abderrahim6, Bonekamp H.7, Breivik L. A.8, Chapron Bertrand6, Corlett G.9, Dibarboure G.10, Digiacomo P.11, Donlon C.12, Faugere Y.10, Font J.13, Girard-Ardhuin FannyORCID6, Gohin Francis6, Johannessen J. A.14, Kamachi M.15, Lagerloef G.16, Lambin J.17, Larnicol Gilles10, Le Borgne P.18, Leuliette E.11, Lindstrom E.19, Martin M. J.20, Maturi E.11, Miller L.11, Mingsen L.21, Morrow R.22, Reul NicolasORCID6, Rio M.H.10, Roquet H.18, Santoleri R.23, Wilkin J.24
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Ramonville St Agne, France.
2 : Mercator Ocean, Ramonville St Agne, France.
3 : UPMC, Univ Paris 04, Villefranche Sur Mer, France.
4 : CNRS, UMR 7093, LOV, Villefranche Sur Mer, France.
5 : Curtin Univ, Dept Imaging & Appl Phys, Perth, WA 6845, Australia.
6 : IFREMER, Plouzane, France.
7 : Eumetsat, Darmstadt, Germany.
8 : Norwegian Meteorol Inst, Oslo, Norway.
9 : Univ Leicester, Leicester, Leics, England.
10 : CLS, Ramonville St Agne, France.
11 : NOAA, College Pk, MD USA.
12 : ESA, Noordwijk, Netherlands.
13 : CSIC, ICM, Barcelona, Spain.
14 : Nansen Ctr, Bergen, Norway.
15 : JAXA, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
16 : ESR, Seattle, WA USA.
17 : CNES, Toulouse, France.
18 : CMS, Lannion, France.
19 : NASA, Washington, DC 20546 USA.
20 : Met Off, Exeter, Devon, England.
21 : NSOAS, Beijing, Peoples R China.
22 : LEGOS, Toulouse, France.
23 : CNR, Rome, Italy.
24 : Rutgers State Univ, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 USA.
Source Journal Of Operational Oceanography (1755-876X) (Taylor & Francis Ltd), 2015 , Vol. 8 , P. S12-S27
DOI 10.1080/1755876X.2015.1022050
WOS© Times Cited 27
Abstract The paper gives an overview of the development of satellite oceanography over the past five years focusing on the most relevant issues for operational oceanography. Satellites provide key essential variables to constrain ocean models and/or serve downstream applications. New and improved satellite data sets have been developed and have directly improved the quality of operational products. The status of the satellite constellation for the last five years was, however, not optimal. Review of future missions shows clear progress and new research and development missions with a potentially large impact for operational oceanography should be demonstrated. Improvement of data assimilation techniques and developing synergetic use of high resolution satellite observations are important future priorities.
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Le Traon Pierre-Yves, Antoine D., Bentamy Abderrahim, Bonekamp H., Breivik L. A., Chapron Bertrand, Corlett G., Dibarboure G., Digiacomo P., Donlon C., Faugere Y., Font J., Girard-Ardhuin Fanny, Gohin Francis, Johannessen J. A., Kamachi M., Lagerloef G., Lambin J., Larnicol Gilles, Le Borgne P., Leuliette E., Lindstrom E., Martin M. J., Maturi E., Miller L., Mingsen L., Morrow R., Reul Nicolas, Rio M.H., Roquet H., Santoleri R., Wilkin J. (2015). Use of satellite observations for operational oceanography: recent achievements and future prospects. Journal Of Operational Oceanography, 8, S12-S27. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :