Coastal Ocean Observing Systems by Yonggang LiuCoastal Ocean Observing Systems by Yonggang Liu

Coastal Ocean Observing Systems

byYonggang LiuEditorHeather Kerkering, Robert H. Weisberg

Paperback | June 23, 2015

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Coastal Ocean Observing Systemsprovides state-of-the-art scientific and technological knowledge in coastal ocean observing systems, along with guidance on establishing, restructuring, and improving similar systems. The book is intended to help oceanographers understand, identify, and recognize how oceanographic research feeds into the various designs of ocean observing systems. In addition, readers will learn how ocean observing systems are defined and how each system operates in relation to its geographical, environmental, and political region.

The book provides further insights into all of these problem areas, offering lessons learned and results from the types of research sponsored and utilized by ocean observing systems and the types of research design and experiments conducted by professionals specializing in ocean research and affiliated with observing systems.

  • Includes international contributions from individuals working in academia, management, and industry
  • Showcases the application of science and technology in coastal observing systems
  • Highlights lessons learned on partnerships, governance structure, data management, and stakeholder relationships required for successful implementation
  • Provides insight into how ocean research transfers to application and societal benefit
Dr. Yonggang Liu is a physical oceanographer expertized in coastal ocean circulation patterns, dynamics, and interactions, previously in the Asian Marginal Seas & the Northeast Pacific coasts, and presently in the eastern Gulf of Mexico (West Florida Shelf). He diagnoses ocean processes by integrating various types of oceanographic dat...
Title:Coastal Ocean Observing SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:490 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 23, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128020229

ISBN - 13:9780128020227

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Coastal Ocean Observing Systems: Advances and Syntheses

2. National Ocean Observing Systems in a Global Context

3. The Importance of Federal and Regional Partnerships in Coastal Observing

4. Basic Tenets for Coastal Ocean Ecosystems Monitoring

5. The Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms through Ocean Observing: The Development of the Caifornia Harmful Algae Bloom Monitoring and Alert Program

6. Sustained Ocean Observing Along the Coast of Southeastern Australia: NSW-IMOS 2007-2014

7. Projeto Azul: Operational Ocean Observation and Forecasts in an Active Oil and Gas area of Southeastern Brazil

8. Zooplankton Data from High-Frequency Coastal Transects: Enriching the Contributions of Ocean Observing Systems to Ecosystem-based Management in the Northern California Current

9. The IMOS Ocean Radar Facility, ACORN

10. How Are High Resolution Wave Observations and HF Radar Derived Surface Currents Critical to Decision-Making for Maritime Operations?

11. Observing Frontal Instabilities of the Florida Current Using High Frequency Radar

12. Fine Scale Tidal and Subtidal Variability of an Upwelling Influenced Bay as Measured by the Mexican High Frequency Radar Observing System

13. Effect of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Noise Energy on WERA Performance Using the "Listen Before Talk" Adaptive Noise Procedure on the West Florida Shelf

14. Ocean Remote Sensing Using X-band Shipborne Nautical Radar - Applications in Eastern Canada

15. Estimating Nearshore Bathymetry from X-band Radar Data

16. Wind, Wave and Current retrieval utilizing X-Band Marine Radars

17. Glider Salinity Correction for Unpumped CTD Sensors Across a Sharp Thermocline

18. Sensors for Ocean Observing: The Optical Phytoplankton Discriminator

19. Observing System Impacts on Estimates of California Current Transport

20. Assimilation of HF Radar Observations in the Chesapeake-Delaware Bay Using the Navy Coastal Ocean Model (NCOM) and the Four Dimensional Variational (4DVAR) Method

21. System-Wide Monitoring Program of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System: Research to Address Coastal Management Issues

22. Integrating Environmental Monitoring and Observing Systems in Support of Science to Inform Decision Making: Case Studies for the Southeast

23. One System, Many Societal Benefits: An Efficient, Cost-effective Ocean Observing System for the Gulf of Mexico