Annual amphidromes: a common feature in the ocean?

  title={Annual amphidromes: a common feature in the ocean?},
  author={Ge Chen and Graham D. Quartly},
  journal={IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters},
  • Ge Chen, G. Quartly
  • Published 24 October 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
The scientific term "amphidrome" is usually associated with tides in oceanography. The dozen tidal amphidromes observed in the ocean are critical points that determine the fundamental pattern of the global tidal system. Exploration of recently available satellite data with an unprecedented 1-2 decades duration suggests that an amphidrome is not a tide-only phenomenon in the ocean. Analysis of altimeter-derived sea level anomaly (SLA) data and radiometer-derived sea surface temperature (SST… 

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