Using Saildrones to Validate Satellite-Derived Sea Surface Salinity and Sea Surface Temperature along the California/Baja Coasts
[21-Aug-2019] Vazquez, J. Validation of remote sensing data sets in coastal waters. Overall this is a difficult problem, as global arrays such as ARGO do not provide data in coastal regions. Yet, these areas are critical as coastal upwelling is essential for maintaining the world's fisheries. The Saildrone deployment along the California/Baja Coasts provides a unique opportunity for validating satellite derived parameters, and thus improve on the monitoring of upwelling in these critical regions of the world's oceans.