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Title: Mesoscale Dynamics in the Canary Islands Area as Observed Through Complementary Remote Sensing Techniques
Authors: García Weil, Luis Francisco 
Ramos, Antonio G. 
Coca, Josep 
Redondo, Alexandre
UNESCO Clasification: 250616 Teledetección (Geología)
2510 Oceanografía
Keywords: Variability
Eddy
Circulation
Imagery
Lee
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: The combined use of data collected by multi-spectral radiometers, operating in the visible and infrared spectrum, and altimeter radars, operating in the microwave spectrum, allowed the detailed assessment of oceanic mesoscale dynamics in the Canary Islands area. Island-induced eddies are recurrent oceanographic structures of the region and contribute, together with other features originating from the African near-coastal zone, like upwelling filaments, to the variability of the physical and biological field of the Canarian Archipelago. The analysis of satellite-measured parameters with complementary specificities-namely brightness temperature and sea surface temperature, chlorophyll-a, as well as sea level anomaly-provided a description of the mesoscale variability around the Islands, covering in detail an entire seasonal cycle in the period 1998-1999. An overview is given of the spatial and temporal characteristics of all mesoscale features observed in the satellite imagery, including their origin, evolution and interaction with each other and their environmental surroundings.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/72203
ISBN: 978-94-017-8007-0
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-8008-7_5
Source: Remote Sensing of the African Seas / Barale V., Gade M. (eds), p. 97-118, (2014)
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