Aplication of remote senging techniques to the study of internal waves in the strait of Gibraltar
PublisherSARTI (Technological Development Centre of Remote Acquisition and Data processing Systems)
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The generation and propagation of internal waves is one of the most interesting oceanographic processes in the Strait of Gibraltar. In this paper, radar (ASAR) and ocean colour images (MODIS y MERIS) have been used in order to characterize this phenomenon. The processing of instantaneous colour images has allowed the analysis of the relationship between physical processes of the internal waves and the biological implications. During internal waves generation, MODIS and MERIS images show a chlorophyll maximum structures in the coastal areas of Camarinal Sill. When these waves are located in Alborán Sea, the colour images illustrate the presence of chlorophyll maximum associated to the waves front. The results seem to indicate that a suction of coastal water take place during the internal waves generation and this rich chlorophyll water entry in Alborán Sea travelling joint to the internal waves.
CitationVázquez, Águeda [et al.]. Aplication of remote senging techniques to the study of internal waves in the strait of Gibraltar. "Instrumentation viewpoint", 15 Març 2010, núm. 8, p. 59.