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Anomalously strong bora events in the NE part of the Black Sea imaged and studied with SAR and optical imagery
Author(s): A. Yu. Antonyuk; A. Yu. Ivanov
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Paper Abstract

Winter weather conditions in the Eastern Black Sea are characterized by fast changes affecting deeply on the territory of the Krasnodar Region of Russia and the coastal water area of the Black Sea. Offshore blowing local winds in the east of the Black Sea are often strongly variable in space and time due to the mountainous coastline. In particular, near the Russian city of Novorossiysk the winds can be quite strong (above 15 m/s), in which case they are boras. In the beginning of 2012 the most extreme weather conditions were observed on January 25-29 and February 6-9 in Novorossiysk and its neighborhoods during anomalously strong bora events. Acquired remote sensing (SAR and optical) imagery allowed to study these events. Useful information on the near-surface conditions were derived from the SAR and optical images by using analysis of the surface manifestations and cloud signatures associated with bora.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8538, Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications III, 853814 (25 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.974298
Show Author Affiliations
A. Yu. Antonyuk, ScanEx Research and Development Ctr. (Russian Federation)
A. Yu. Ivanov, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8538:
Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications III
Shahid Habib; David Messinger; Antonino Maltese; Ulrich Michel; Daniel L. Civco; Manfred Ehlers; Karsten Schulz; Konstantinos G. Nikolakopoulos, Editor(s)

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