Satellite Remote Sensing of Submesoscale Eddies in the Russian Seas

  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
  • Anna I. Ginzburg
  • Olga Yu. Lavrova
  • Marina I. Mityagina
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Abstract

Satellite images of high resolution, primarily radar images, have shown that submesoscale eddies (diameter less than the Rossby internal radius of deformation) are a common element of water dynamics of the inner Russian seas (the Black, Caspian, Baltic, and White). Characteristic diameters of these eddies are 2–8 km. Examples of satellite images of such eddies in the coastal zone and open sea are presented, and mechanisms of their generation are discussed.

Notes

Acknowledgements

Analysis of high resolution optical satellite imagery made by A. G. Kostianoy and A. I. Ginzburg was supported by the Russian Science Foundation Grant 14-50-00095. O. Yu. Lavrova and M. I. Mityagina analyzed SAR imagery and studied submesoscale eddies in the framework and with a support of the Russian Science Foundation Grant 14-17-00555.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Anna I. Ginzburg
    • 1
  • Olga Yu. Lavrova
    • 4
  • Marina I. Mityagina
    • 4
  1. 1.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.S.Yu. Witte Moscow UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Interfacultary Center for Marine Research (MARE) and Modelling for Aquatic Systems (MAST), University of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  4. 4.Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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