Section: Application Domains
The main motivation is to extract, from satellite images, structured (in space and time) information that can be related to the state variables of oceanic circulation models, hence allowing for data assimilation. We are currently investigating the following issues:
surface motion estimation from Sea Surface Temperature and ocean color measurements, directly related to a state variable (flow velocity),
trajectories estimation by tracking specific structures in satellite sequences, requiring the use of Lagrangian data assimilation techniques,
detection and assimilation of fronts and filaments.