Baroclinic disturbances propagating westward in the Kuroshio extension region as seen by a satellite altimeter and radiometers

S. Aoki, S. Imawaki, K. Ichikawa

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The Geosat radar altimeter data during the first year of its exact repeat mission are analyzed to investigate the behavior of individual anomalies of sea surface dynamic topography (SSDT) and their statistical properties in the Kuroshio Extension region. The SSDT anomalies are compared with mesoscale anomalies of sea surface temperature (SST) derived from satellite radiometer data. Remarkable baroclinic anomalies are detected in the time series of both SSDT and SST, and their westward propagation is clearly traced. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-855
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberC1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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