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STATIONARY ANTICYCLONIC EDDIES NEAR THE SOUTH AND WEST COASTS OF CRIMEA

V.N.Belokopytov 1, N.V.Nikol’sky 2

1Marine Hydrophysical Institute RAS, Sevastopol
2Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow

ABSTRACT
Mesoscale eddies in the coastal zone of Crimea are investigated on the basis of satellite altimetry data. Spatial structure and seasonal variability of quasi-stationary anticyclonic eddies are described. Interaction of general and regional circulation on the seasonal and interannual time-scale is considered on the example of Sevastopol coast.

KEYWORDS
dynamic topography, altimetry, synoptic eddies, the Black Sea.

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