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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2013, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 143-154

Interaction between anticyclonic eddies formed from the first and second Kuroshio meanders

N.V. Bulatov , A.V. Kapshiter , I.L. Tsypysheva 
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Centre (TINRO-centre), Vladivostok, Russia
In this paper, the formations of anticyclonic eddies from the first (from Japan) and the second meanders of the Kuroshio Current were compared by the results of satellite monitoring, as well as the processes of their interaction were analyzed from 2007 to 2010. To determine the position of eddies; maps of the sea surface temperature distribution were used. Values of the surface temperature were reconstructed using the AVHRR radiometer data from the NOAA satellites. Also the maps of current velocity anomalies constructed by the altimetry data from the AVISO website were used. Lifetime of eddies formed from the first and the second meanders of the Kuroshio Current was determined. Research of the anticyclonic eddies interaction in the Kuroshio Current region is necessary for predicting the oceanological situation in order to provide the fishery in the Northwest Pacific.
Keywords: меандры Куросио, антициклонические вихри, взаимодействие, спутниковая температура поверхности океана, альтиметрические данные, аномалии скорости течения, the Kuroshio meanders, anticyclonic eddy, interaction, satellite-derived sea surface temperature, altimeter data, current velocity anomaly
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