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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 199-205

Sea-surface temperature of the Japan Sea according to satellite data

T.V. Belonenko 1, E.V. Bloshkina 2
1 Saint Petersburg State University, 33/35 10th Line, St. Petersburg, 199178
2 Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, 38 Bering str., St.Petersburg, 199397
Satellite data about the sea-surface temperature of the Japan Sea for 2006-2010 are examined by the wavelet method. On the basis of present knowledge of the dynamic and thermal regimes of the Japan Sea the spatial-temporal variability of the (SST) is considered separately for two areas of the Japan Sea, on the northern and southern sides of the average disposition of Sub-Polar Front.
In the northern area, the SST variability exhibits more distinct seasonal course, the difference between maximal and minimal temperatures being up to 20 °С. There are two zones with maxima of the annual mean values of roof-mean-square deviation. Another area of the high roof-mean-square SST deviation values is fixed in Tatar Strait.
The use wavelet-analysis of satellite data has confirmed the earlier known peculiarities of the dynamic and thermal regimes of the Japan Sea, and made possible investigation of their variability and influential factors at higher spatial and temporal resolution.
Keywords: sea-surface temperature, the Japan Sea, Sub-Polar Front, wavelet-analysis
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