SAR in Multidisciplinary Studies of Monterey Bay John Ryan & ASF 1. Internal waves concentrate red tide Hyperspectral airborne remote sensing & SAR Hyperspectral airborne remote sensing PHILLS II Where were the dense surface aggregations? October 1, 2002 Bissett) (P. Processes of patchiness from highresolution remote sensing 2. Ecology of an upwelling shadow August 26 airborne observations, MODIS Airborne Simulator AVIRIS Red tide origination and retention in the upwelling shadow Airborne remote sensing SAR & AVHRR Convergent front along edge of upwelling filament IW 3. Signatures of a convergent front SAR Water mass changes in Monterey Bay SAR Multi-scale radar: a convergent front on September 8 Phytoplankton “thin layers” in the frontal zone 4. Recurrent feature, diverse oceanographic variability 2 September 2004 26 September 2004 SAR feature crossing oceanographic features . . . Summary SAR provides unique and valuable information for understanding physicalbiological interactions in Monterey Bay. Common features detected are internal waves and fronts. The most frequently encountered feature in SAR, a dark band across the northern shelf of Monterey Bay, may be caused by diverse oceanographic processes.