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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 206-212

The Okhotsk Sea currents: Satellite imagery and numerical simulation

V.A. Dubina1, P.A. Fayman2, I.A. Zhabin1, V.I. Ponomarev1, Y.A. Kuzlyakina1
1 V.I.Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, 690041, Vladivostok, Baltyskaya 43
2 Far Eastern Regional Hydrometeorological Research Institute (FERHRI) Far Eastern, 690600, Vladivostok, Fontannaya 24
The features of the manifestations of the nonperiodical and tidal currents of the Okhotsk Sea on the satellite images are studied. Satellite observations were compared with results of the numerical simulation. The circulation model with horizontal grid cells 1/18° developed at Research Institute for Applied Mechanics in Kyushu University was used for current simulation. The current vectors calculated with the markers on the satellite scenes sequences were used for validation of the simulations results in miscellaneous regions and in different seasons.
Keywords: Okhotsk Sea, currents, multisensory satellite data, numerical simulation
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