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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2013, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 166-172

Radar satellite multi-angle diagnostics of sea surface oil pollution

A.G. Boev 1, D.M. Bychkov 2, A.Ya. Matveyev 2, V.N. Tsymbal 2
1 Radioastronomical Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkov, Ukraine
2 Usikov Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkov, Ukraine
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 imulation 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 umerical
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 conÞ rmed by the analyses of the infrared satellite images and measurements by grifters Argo which are drifting in the intermediate and deep water.
Keywords: радиолокационная многоугловая диагностика, аварийные разливы нефти, толщина нефтяной пленки, радиолокационное одночастотное зондирование, multi-angle radar diagnostics, oil spills, oil film thickness, single-frequency radar sensing
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