Temporal and Spatial Variations of SL/SST in the Korean Peninsula by Remote Sensing

원격탐사를 이용한 한반도 주변해역의 해수면/해수온의 시·공간변동 특성 연구

  • Received : 2012.03.08
  • Accepted : 2012.04.07
  • Published : 2012.04.30


NOAA/AVHRR, Topex/Poseidon, and Jason-1 data were used to analyze sea surface temperatures and thermal fronts in the North East Asia Seas. Temporal and spatial analyses were based on data from 1993 to 2008. The amplitude and phase for the annual mode on SL and SST were investigated with harmonic analysis. The geographical distribution of amplitudes for comparison of SL and SST are slightly reverse in southwest-northeast tilted direction. The time series analysis conducted on the entire researched area presented consistent pattern. Peak of Sea Level was presented 1~2 months after the peak of the surface sea temperature was shown. This explains that Sea Level change occurs after the generation of surface sea temperature change in sea. The Sobel edge detection method delineated four fronts. Thermal fronts generally occurred over steep bathymetric slopes. Annual amplitudes and phases were bounded within these frontal areas.


Sea Level;SST;Thermal Fronts;Interannual variations


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