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1999 Projects

Current Projects

Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Benthic processes
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Midwater research
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Upper ocean biogeochemistry
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) New research platforms
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) ROV improvements
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Mooring improvements
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) New in-situ Instruments
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Information management and archiving
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) Education and outreach
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) 1998 Projects
Green_Ball.gif (257 bytes) 1997 Projects


1999 Projects:
Information management and archiving

Multi-resolution sampling and estimation of oceanographic fields

Project lead/manager: Michael Matthews
Project team: Francisco Chavez

Estimating oceanographic fields (the temporal and spatial distribution of properties such as temperature, salinity, and chlorophyll) from prior and observational information is an essential and ubiquitous requirement in ocean science. This project builds on previous research and expands current investigations on primary productivity and other fields, using the emerging theory of multi-resolution analysis. This theory is better suited to addressing the statistical nature of oceanographic fields and the practical methods for making observations than theories currently used. The project goal is to provide probabilities for the detection of seasonal events such as phytoplankton blooms. These probabilities will serve as future sampling guidelines for oceanographic fields.

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Last updated: 07 October 2004