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The internal waves' distribution of whole South China Sea extracted from ENVISAT and ERS-2 SAR images
Author(s): Juan Wang; Weigen Huang; Jingsong Yang; Huaguo Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Internal waves are often observed by satellite remote sensing in South China Sea. In this paper, all ENVISAT ASAR images and some ERS-2 SAR images from 2005 to 2010, which cover the whole South China Sea, are used to analyze the spatial and temporal distribution of internal waves. The internal waves' distribution maps of whole South China Sea will be given year by year from 2005 to 2010. And it shows that internal waves not only occur in the Northern South China Sea (between Luzon Strait and Hainan Island), also occur in Western South China Sea (along the Vietnamese coast) and Southern South China Sea. In the Central and Eastern South China Sea, internal wave has not been observed. And most internal waves are seen in the shallow area. The distribution of observed internal waves is similar every year in the South China Sea. Internal waves are observed all year, most during summer, least in winter. And internal waves can be seen all days, but most from May to August, least in December and January.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8175, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2011, 81751G (13 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897971
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Juan Wang, Ocean Univ. of China (China)
Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA (China)
Weigen Huang, The Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA (China)
Jingsong Yang, The Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA (China)
Huaguo Zhang, The Second Institute of Oceanography, SOA (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8175:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2011
Charles R. Bostater; Stelios P. Mertikas; Xavier Neyt; Miguel Velez-Reyes, Editor(s)

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