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Living probes into the marine environment: apex predators as oceanographic platforms

Hooker, Sascha K.; Boyd, Ian L.; Brandon, Mark A. and Hawker, Elizabeth J. (2000). Living probes into the marine environment: apex predators as oceanographic platforms. Ocean Challenge, 10(2) pp. 25–32.

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Abstract

The primary obstacles to the collection of oceanographic data are the limitations of sampling in time and in three-dimensional space. Ship-board surveys are well designed for detailed sampling at depth, but are constrained in horizontal space and limited in time by high costs. Satellite monitoring can produce time-series of data over large horizontal spatial scales, but has only limited ability to obtain data concerning parameters at depth, and can also be constrained by the necessity for calibration and 'ground-truthing' of data. In contrast, fixed platforms can provide high-resolution data over long time periods, but only within limited three-dimensional space. So what is the answer?

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2000 Not known
ISSN: 0959-0161
Keywords: South Georgia; oceanography; seal; penguin
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Item ID: 36283
Depositing User: Mark Brandon
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2013 08:47
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 18:02
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36283
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