Jim Gower

Chercheur scientifique

Recherche et / ou projets en cours

Je travaille sur l'application des observations par satellites pour observer l'océan et ses côtes. En particulier, j'utilise la couleur de l'océan pour détecter et suivre le phytoplancton.

Activités professionnelles / intérêts

Professeur associé:

  • University of Victoria

Prix et études

Natural Sciences PhD, Cambridge (UK), 1966

Principales publications

  1. Gower, J.F.R. 1996. Intercalibration of wave and wind data from TOPEX/Poseidon and moored buoys off the west coast of Canada. J. Geophys. Res. 101:3817-3829.
  2. Gower, J.F.R. 1997. Detection of bright plankton blooms on the west coast of North America and implications for Korea. Ocean Research (KORDI, Korea). 19:193-208.
  3. Thomson, R.E. and J.F.R. Gower. 1998. A basin-scale oceanic instability event in the Gulf of Alaska. J. Geophys. Res. 103:3033-3040.
  4. Boyd, P., C.S. Wong, J. Merrill, F. Whitney, J. Snow, P.J. Harrison and J.F.R. Gower. 1998. Atmospheric iron supply and enhanced vertical carbon flux in the NE Pacific: is there a connection. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 12:429-441.
  5. Gower, J.F.R. 1999. Study of fluorescence-based chlorophyll a concentration algorithms for case 1 and case 2 waters. ESA Contract report 12295/97/Nl/RE.
  6. Gower, J.F.R., R. Doerffer and G.A. Borstad. 1999. Interpretation of the 685 nm peak in water-leaving radiance spectra in terms of fluorescence, absorption and scattering, and its observation by MERIS. Int. J. Remote Sensing. 9:1771-1786.
  7. Gower, J. and G. Borstad. 2000. On the potential of MODIS and MERIS for imaging chlorophyll fluorescence from space. Presented at the Venice 2000. Oceanography from Space conference. Oct 13-19, Venice Italy
  8. Gower, J. 2002. Temperature, wind and wave climatologies and trends from marine meteorological buoys in the NE Pacific. Journal of Climate. 15(24):3709-3718
  9. Crawford, W.R., J.Y. Cherniawsky, M.G.G. Foreman and J.F.R. Gower. 2002. Formation of the Haida-1998 Oceanic Eddy off the West Coast of Canada. J. Geophys. Res. 107(C3):10.1029/2001JC000876.
  10. Sathyendranath, S., T. Platt, B. Irwin, E. Horne, G.A. Borstad, V. Stuart, L. Payzant, H. Maas, P. Kepkay, W.K.W. Li, J. Spry and J.F.R. Gower. 2003. Multispectral remote sensing study of coastal waters off Vancouver Island. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 25(5):893-919.
  11. Robinson, C.L.K., J. Gower and G. Borstad. 2004. Twenty years of satellite observations describing phytoplankton blooms in seas adjacent to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, Canada. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 30(1):36-43.
  12. Gower, J., L. Brown and G. Borstad. 2004. Observation of chlorophyll fluorescence in west coast waters of Canada using the MODIS satellite sensor. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 30(1):17-25.
  13. Gower, J. 2004. SeaWiFS global composite images show significant features of Canadian waters for 1997-2001. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 30(1):26-35.
  14. Bukata, R.P., J.H. Jerome, G. Borstad, L. Brown and J.Gower. 2004. Mitigating the impact of trans-spectral processes on multivariate retrieval of water quality parameters from case 2 waters. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 30(1):8-16.
  15. Boyd, P.W., C. Law, Y. Nojiri, C.S. Wong, A. Tsuda, M. Levasseur, S. Takeda, G. Jackson, J. Needoba, R. Strzepek, J. Gower, R.M. McKay, M.D. Arychuk, J. Barwell-Clarke, W.R. Crawford, D.W. Crawford, M. Hale, P.J. Harrison, K. Johnson, H. Kiyosawa, I. Kudo, A. Marchetti, W. Miller, J. Nishioka, T. Pedersen, R. Rivkin, M. Robert, H. Saito, N. Sherry, T. Soutar, N.E. Sutherland, C. Trick, F.A. Whitney and J.-E. Tremblay. 2004. Evolution, decline and fate of an iron-induced subarctic. Nature. 2437:1-4.
  16. Bergeron, M., A. Abuelgasim, J. Gower, K. Staenz, G. Borstad and A. Holinger. 2004. Canadian hyperspectral program potential for aquatic remote-sensing. Backscatter. 15(1):27-32.
  17. Gower, J., S. King, G. Borstad and L. Brown. 2005. Detection of intense plankton blooms using the 709nm band of the MERIS imaging spectrometer. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 26(9):2005-2012.
  18. Gower, J. 2005a. Jason 1 detects the 26 December 2004 tsunami. American Geophysical Union. 86:37-38.
  19. Gower, J. and F. González. 2006. U.S. Warning System Detected the Sumatra Tsunami. Eos Trans. AGU. 87(10):105:108.
  20. J. Gower. 2007. The 26 December 2004 tsunami measured by satellite altimetry. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 28(13): 2897 - 2913. DOI: 10.1080/01431160601094484.