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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2013, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 228-240

Influence of vortex structures on the spread of pollution in the coastal zone

N.A. Kalashnikova 1, O.Yu. Lavrova 1, M.I. Mityagina 1, A.N. Serebryany 2
1 Space Research Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia
2 Space Research Institute RAS; N.N. Andreev Acoustics Institute, Moscow, Russia; Moscow, Russia
The article presents the results of the experimental works that were conducted on the basis of the Southern branch of P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology in September-October 2011. The experimental works were made synchronously with the radar observation from Envisat, RADARSAT-2 and TerraSAR-X satellites as well as observation in the visible range using Envisat MERIS and MODIS Terra/Aqua satellites. The sections were made from the yacht, equipped with ADCP «Rio Grande 600 kHz» starting from the shore to the depth slope. Torrential rains that took place in the period of carrying out of the experimental works provoked an intense outflow of polluted waters in the sea. Remote sensing data from the space in microwave and visible ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum have allowed not only to identify the waters polluted by the muddy river runoff and emergency discharges of municipal treatment facilities and to quantify the concentration of suspended substances, but also to trace the influence of submesoscale eddies on the spread of pollution in the coastal zone.
Keywords: вихревые структуры, загрязнения морской среды, дистанционное зондирование из космоса, Черное море, подспутниковые измерения, eddy structures, marine pollution, remote sensing, the Black Sea, subsatellitemeasurements
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