Comparison of thermal data from airborne and vessel surveys of Lake Erie

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A study of the applications of airborne infrared equipment for detecting water masses and currents of the Great Lakes is described. Infrared scanners were used to make thermal strip maps and an infrared radiometer was used to obtain surface temperatures of the western end of Lake Erie and the lower Detroit River. Simultaneously, surface water temperatures were taken and water samples were collected for chloride determinations from four vessels making a 4 day synoptic survey of the test area. The remote infrared measurements are compared with shipboard temperature data to evaluate their usefulness in demonstrating thermal structure, water masses, and currents in the test area.

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Comparison of thermal data from airborne and vessel surveys of Lake Erie
Year Published 1969
Language English
Publisher International Association for Great Lakes Research
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description 16 p.
Larger Work Type Conference Paper
Larger Work Subtype Conference Paper
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Great Lakes Research
First page 513
Last page 528
Conference Title 12th Conference on Great Lakes Research
Conference Location Ann Arbor, MI
Conference Date May 5-7, 1969
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