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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2010, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 45-52

About the coupling of surface wind anomalies and sea surface temperature gradients according to remote sensing data

T.I. Tarkhova , M.S. Permyakov , E.Y. Potalova , V.I. Semykin 
V.I.Il`ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute FEB RAS, 690041 Vladivostok, 43 Baltiyskaya str
In this paper the influence of spatial variability of field sea surface temperature (SST) over the surface wind velocity
field in synoptical scales has been investigated according to satellite data. The everyday wind vectors measurements
by scatterometer SeaWinds onboard QuikSCAT satellite (SeaWinds/QuikSCAT) and corresponding to them SST
measurements by Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for Earth Observing System (AMSR-E) carried on
NASA's AQUA satellite are used. Passing typhoon Ioke (TY0612) occurrence in the north-western Pacific in August
26 - September 5 2006 has been examined as well. Caused by it disturbances reached 50С, SST gradients ~
2.40С/100 km, typhoons trace was observed up to the end of September. A significant correlations between
wind, its kinematical characteristics and sea surface temperature (and SST gradients), as well as its temporary variability
is show to exist in synoptical scales.
Keywords: remote sensing, sea surface temperature gradient, sea surface wind, marine atmospheric boundary layer, typhoon
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