Meric Srokosz
Room 254/43,Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC)
Empress Dock,
Southampton, SO14 3ZH, UK
Tel:+44-(0)1703-596414 (direct line); Fax: +44-(0)1703-596400
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Dr. M. Srokosz has 19 years of experience in the fields of applied mathematics and remote sensing of the oceans. From 1994 to 1997 he was Head of the NERC Remote Sensing Applications Development Unit (RSADU). Currently, he is a member of the James Rennell Division, of the Southampton Oceanography Centre. His research has included the study of waves, the remote sensing of the oceans, and the problem of sea state bias and the effects of rain on altimetric measurements. He was chief scientist on an ERS-1 calibration/validation cruise in 1991. Recently he has worked on bio-physical interactions in the upper ocean, and was chief scientist on a cruise, in 1997, studying plankton patchiness using ship and satellite data. He is interested in the physics of salinity measurement from space, and in the potential use of such data with ocean models. Dr. Srokosz is a PI for the NASA EOS mission, the ESA ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions, and a co-I for the NASA/CNES TOPEX/Poseidon and JASON missions, the NASDA/NASA TRMM and NASDA ADEOS missions.

Srokosz M.A. 1995 Ocean surface salinity - the why, what and whether, pp.49-56 in Proc. Consultative meeting on Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity measurement requirements and radiometer techniques (SMOS), 20-21 April 1995, ESTEC, Noordwijk, ESA WPP-87.

Quartly G.D., Guymer T.H. & Srokosz M.A. 1996 The effects of rain on Topex radar altimeter data, J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 13, 1209-1229.

Quartly G.D., Guymer T.H. & Srokosz M.A. 1997 Accurate Rain Information from Altimetry (ARIA), pp.256-264 in 3rd TRMM Science team meeting, 15 June 1997, Tokyo, Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), Earth Observation Research Centre (EORC), National Space Development Agency (NASDA), Japan, 360pp.

Srokosz M.A. 1998 A new statistical distribution for the surface elevation of weakly nonlinear water waves, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 28, 149-155.

Role in the SMOS mission:

SOC participation would aim to cover the following activities (related to the physics of SSS retrieval):