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Title: Detection of a weak meddy-like anomaly from high-resolution satellite SST maps
Other Titles: Detección de una débil anomalía tipo meddy a partir de mapas SST de alta resolución
Authors: Emelianov, Mikhail, Claret, Mariona, Fraile-Nuez, E., Pastor, Maria V., Láiz, I., Salvador, Joaquín, Pelegrí, Josep Lluís, Turiel, Antonio
Keywords: Meddy
Observation in situ
Satellite image
Thermohaline anormaly
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (España)
Abstract: Despite the considerable impact of meddies on climate through the long-distance transport of properties, a consistent observation of meddy generation and propagation in the ocean is rather elusive. Meddies propagate at about 1000 m below the ocean surface, so satellite sensors are not able to detect them directly and finding them in the open ocean is more fortuitous than intentional. However, a consistent census of meddies and their paths is required in order to gain knowledge about their role in transporting properties such as heat and salt. In this paper we propose a new methodology for processing high-resolution sea surface temperature maps in order to detect meddy-like anomalies in the open ocean on a near-real-time basis. We present an example of detection, involving an atypical meddy-like anomaly that was confirmed as such by in situ measurements.
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ISSN: 0214-8358
???metadata.dc.identifier.doi???: 10.3989/scimar.03619.19I
Citation: Scientia Marina 76(sup. 1): 229-234 (2012)
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