Seasat Mission Overview

  title={Seasat Mission Overview},
  author={George H. Born and James A. Dunne and D. B. Lame},
  pages={1405 - 1406}
During some 3 months of orbital operations, Seasat collected a unique set of global synoptic data on ocean winds, waves, temperature, and topography. All indications from a preliminary analysis of these data are that most of the mission's proof-of-concept objective—the demonstration of nearly all-weather microwave surveillance of the world's oceans—will be met. 
Southwest Pacific Seamounts Revealed by Satellite Altimetry
GEOS-3/SEASAT radar altimeter images were used to detect major uncharted seamounts in the southwest Pacific. Verification of the predicted seamounts was undertaken during research cruises of HMNZS
SEASAT measurement system evaluation: Achievements and limitations
The Seasat project, which demonstrated the feasibility of microwave oceanographic remote sensing, was sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and managed by the Jet Propulsion
Spaceborne Imaging Radar: Geologic and Oceanographic Applications
  • C. Elachi
  • Geology, Environmental Science
  • 1980
Synoptic, large-area radar images of the earth's land and ocean surface, obtained from the Seasat orbiting spacecraft, show the potential for geologic mapping and for monitoring of ocean surface
Absolute measurement by satellite altimetry of dynamic topography of the Pacific Ocean
Satellites are the only foreseeable possibility for obtaining observations of the ocean circulation on the basin and global scales required to understand it. Such observations are essential for an
Surface expressions of bathymetry on SEASAT synthetic aperture radar images
Abstract This paper identifies three classes of feature observed on SEASAT synthetic aperture radar images that may be related to changes in water depth. The first is refraction of gravity waves. The
Analysis of SEASAT wind observations over the Indian Ocean
Surface winds as observed by the SEASAT-A satellite over the Indian Ocean for the period July 15–17, 1978 are analyzed. The purposes of the analysis are: (1) to evaluate the accuracy of the SEASAT
Global satellite measurements of water vapour, wind speed and wave height
Data from the 100 days of Seasat observations in 1978 provided the first global maps of mean wind speed and wave height measured from satellites. They reveal previously unknown features in both
Seasat: results of the mission
On 26 June 1978 the world's first oceanographic satellite, Seasat, was launched into orbit, beginning a 104-day mission of observing the oceans. After an extensive analysis of the accuracy of data
On Using Satellite Altimetry to Determine the General Circulation of the Oceans With Application to Geoid Improvement (Paper 80R0631)
We describe the problem of combining hydrography with marine geodesy and satellite altimetry for the purpose of determining the general circulation of the oceans, defining the eddy field, and
Towards the compilation of a new Digital Bathymetric Model of the North Atlantic Ocean
Topography on land and bathymetry, its underwater depth equivalent, belong to the most fundamental attributes of the solid earth's surface. Over two thirds of the earth is covered by water, with ab


however (for it was the literal soul of the life of the Redeemer, John xv. io), is the peculiar token of fellowship with the Redeemer. That love to God (what is meant here is not God’s love to men)
The Terrestrial Environment: Solid Earth and Ocean Physics (NASA CR 1579, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • 1970
The Terrestrial Environment: Solid Earth and Ocean Physics (NASA CR 1579
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
  • 1970