Effect of cylindrically shaped atoll on westward-propagating anticyclonic eddy- A case study

Yu-Chia Chang, Guan Yu Chen, Ruo Shan Tseng, Peter C. Chu

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Abstract

Mesoscale anticyclonic eddies occasionally propagate westward across the Dongsha atoll situated on the continental slope in the northern South China Sea (SCS). Satellite observations of this phenomenon are used to identify eddy weakening and deforming. Stronger anticyclonic eddies are weakening within a distance of 30-120 km from the atoll. A weaker anticyclone with an eddy diameter of 120 km, a sea-level slope of 8.3 × 10 -8, a Reynolds number of 17, and a slow moving speed (2.5 km/d) in the SCS can be split into two smaller eddies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5941057
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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