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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2013, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 155-165

Features of the synoptic and sub-synoptic scale sea water dynamics over continental slope of the Japan basin and Primorye shelf

V.I. Ponomarev 1, P.A. Fayman 2, V.A. Dubina 1, I.V. Mashkina 1
1 V.I. Il’ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
2 Far Eastern Regional Hydrometeorological Research Institute (FERHRI)
The main features of the synoptic and sub- synoptic scale eddy dynamics over the shelf and continental slope in the Northwest Japan Sea are studied based on numerical simulation and data analyses of both satellite infrared images of the sea surface and Argo drifters in the intermediate and deep sea waters. The eddy resolved version of the numerical ocean circulation model developed by N.B. Shapiro and E.N. Mikhaylova at the Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Sevastopol, Ukraine is applied. The conditions of the eddy formation, variations of eddy scale and moving velocity are found. Simulation results are basically confirmed by the analyses of the infrared satellite images and measurements by grifters Argo which are drifting in the intermediate and deep water.
Keywords: Японское море, численное моделирование, циркуляция, синоптические, субсиноптические, вихри, бароклинная неустойчивость над крутым континентальным склоном Японской котловины, спутниковые данные, дрейфующие буи Арго, Japan Sea, numerical simulation, circulation, synoptic, sub-synoptic, eddies, baroclinic instability over steep continental slope of the Japan Basin, satellite data, Argo drifters
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