Vol. 17, issue 08, article # 10

pdf Pelevin V. N., Koprova L. Koprova. Relation between the seawater optical characteristics and circulation of the Atlantic surface waters. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2004. V. 17. No. 08. P. 599-603.
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We have analyzed based on the experimental and theoretical data the distributions of the optical and circulation characteristics of the surface waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It was established that structures of the optical index of water type m are formed under the effect of dynamic factors; namely, they are closely connected with the ocean currents and large-scale cyclonic and anticyclonic structures. The structure features of distributions for the optical index of the water type m, field of surface ocean currents, and the dynamic height D at the 100-m depth level turned out to be similar for the whole Atlantic. Therefore, it is possible to derive a simple empirical equation for the m(D) function.