The Italian coastal current is studied form July 2002 to January 2005 using MODIS surface chlorophyll concentration images. The current, marked by the sediment-rich water of Po River origin, has a strong signal in the visible wavelengths. Baroclinic instabilities protruding out of the coastal current are present all year round along the Italian central coast, and have a temporal scale of 1-2 days. Some of the instabilities expand offshore and evolve into filaments extending to the Croatian coast. Their temporal scale is longer (about 4 days). The location of the expanded instabilities is controlled by the local bathymetry.

Variability of the Italian coastal current in the central Adriatic sea

MAURI E;Poulain P. M.;
2007

Abstract

The Italian coastal current is studied form July 2002 to January 2005 using MODIS surface chlorophyll concentration images. The current, marked by the sediment-rich water of Po River origin, has a strong signal in the visible wavelengths. Baroclinic instabilities protruding out of the coastal current are present all year round along the Italian central coast, and have a temporal scale of 1-2 days. Some of the instabilities expand offshore and evolve into filaments extending to the Croatian coast. Their temporal scale is longer (about 4 days). The location of the expanded instabilities is controlled by the local bathymetry.
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