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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 216-223

The influence of spatial variability of sea surface temperature on wind field

T.I. Kleshcheva 1, M.S. Permyakov 2
1 V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute FEB RAS, 690041, Vladivostok, Baltiyskaya, 43
2 V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute FEB RAS Far Eastern Federal University, 690041, Vladivostok, Baltiyskaya, 43 690950, Vladivostok, Sukhanova, 8
In this paper the results of investigation of the coupling between sea surface temperature (SST) and wind according to remote sensing data are presented. The data of Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) and scatterometer SeaWinds onboard QuikSCAT satellite (SeaWinds/QuikSCAT) in 2006-2009 years are used for areas with extreme values of sea surface temperature anomalies - the Kashevarov Bank in the Okhotsk Sea and in subtropics of a northwest Pacific in a typhoon Ioke (TY0612) temperature trace. It is shown, that the coupling between anomalies of SST and wind is close to a linear one with high correlation factors. The difference in characteristics of the anomalies coupling in middle and low latitudes are marked. The diagrams of wind perturbations-SST anomalies dependence when air flowing over cold spots form loops, showing the influence of the surface layer air stratification on a sea surface wind.
Keywords: sea surface temperature, wind, remote sensing, radiometer, scatterometer, atmosphere boundary layer
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