Information management and archiving
Multi-resolution sampling and estimation of oceanographic fields
Project lead/manager: Michael
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