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Mesoscale oceanic eddies in the South China Sea from 1992 to 2012:evolution processes and statistical analysis
Du Yunyan1; Yi Jiawei1; Wu Di1; He Zhigang2; Wang Dongxiao2; Liang Fuyuan3
2014
Source PublicationActa Oceanologica Sinica
ISSN0253-505X
Volume33Issue:11Pages:36
AbstractAutomated identification and tracking of mesoscale ocean eddies has recently become one research hotspot in physical oceanography. Several methods have been developed and applied to survey the general kinetic and geometric characteristics of the ocean eddies in the South China Sea (SCS). However, very few studies attempt to examine eddies' internal evolution processes. In this study, we reported a hybrid method to trace eddies' propagation in the SCS based on their internal structures, which are characterized by eddy centers, footprint borders, and composite borders. Eddy identification and tracking results were represented by a GIS-based spatiotemporal model. Information on instant states, dynamic evolution processes, and events of disappearance, reappearance, split, and mergence is stored in a GIS database. Results were validated by comparing against the ten Dongsha Cyclonic Eddies (DCEs) and the three long-lived anticyclonic eddies (ACEs) in the northern SCS, which were reported in previous literature. Our study confirmed the development of these eddies. Furthermore, we found more DCE-like and ACE-like eddies in these areas from 2005 to 2012 in our database. Spatial distribution analysis of disappearing, reappearing, splitting, and merging activities shows that eddies in the SCS tend to cluster to the northwest of Luzon Island, southwest of Luzon Strait, and around the marginal sea of Vietnam. Kuroshio intrusions and the complex sea floor topography in these areas are the possible factors that lead to these spatial clusters.
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/89575
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Affiliation1.中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
2.中国科学院南海海洋研究所
3.Department of Geography, Western Illinois University
First Author Affilication中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
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Du Yunyan,Yi Jiawei,Wu Di,et al. Mesoscale oceanic eddies in the South China Sea from 1992 to 2012:evolution processes and statistical analysis[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica,2014,33(11):36.
APA Du Yunyan,Yi Jiawei,Wu Di,He Zhigang,Wang Dongxiao,&Liang Fuyuan.(2014).Mesoscale oceanic eddies in the South China Sea from 1992 to 2012:evolution processes and statistical analysis.Acta Oceanologica Sinica,33(11),36.
MLA Du Yunyan,et al."Mesoscale oceanic eddies in the South China Sea from 1992 to 2012:evolution processes and statistical analysis".Acta Oceanologica Sinica 33.11(2014):36.
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