ICE AND OCEAN PROCESSES IN THE TATARSKIY STRAIT, JAPAN-SEA, AS REVEALED BY ERS-1 SAR

Citation
S. Martin et al., ICE AND OCEAN PROCESSES IN THE TATARSKIY STRAIT, JAPAN-SEA, AS REVEALED BY ERS-1 SAR, International journal of remote sensing, 16(17), 1995, pp. 3227-3243
Citations number
8
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Photographic Tecnology","Remote Sensing
ISSN journal
0143-1161
Volume
16
Issue
17
Year of publication
1995
Pages
3227 - 3243
Database
ISI
SICI code
0143-1161(1995)16:17<3227:IAOPIT>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Abstract
An investigation of ice processes in the Tatarskiy Strait using ERS-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Advanced Very High Resolution Radio meter (AVHRR) data, shows that during periods of cold northerly winds, coastal polynyas and southerly ice drift occur. In contrast, during a period of weak northerly winds, the ice drift is reversed with speeds of 5-15 km day(-1). Continuity considerations suggest that this north west drift is driven by a deep. southward-flowing brine plume, created by the rejected brine from the coastal polynyas. This indirect eviden ce of a deep brine how shows that the Tatarskiy Strait may be a source of bottom water for the Japan Sea.