Nadir Video Camera - Upper UAV
The nadir-looking video camera in the upper UAV serves several purposes. Following techniques developed in the GOTEX experiment (Melville et al., 2005), we will use the upper UAV video for imaging wave breaking (whitecaps) and seek correlations with the modulation of air-sea fluxes measured by the lower UAV. The presence of the lower UAV in the video image will enable this approach. In addition to imaging breaking, the video will also capture ocean fronts and other ocean surface phenomena that have visible signatures.