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Submesoscale eddies at the caucasus Black Sea shelf and the mechanisms of their generation

  • A. G. ZatsepinEmail author
  • V. I. Baranov
  • A. A. Kondrashov
  • A. O. Korzh
  • V. V. Kremenetskiy
  • A. G. Ostrovskii
  • D. M. Soloviev
Marine Physics


The results of observations of submesoscale eddies (with a diameter of 2–8 km) on the narrow Black Sea shelf are presented. These observations were carried out in the Gelendzhik region in the autumn seasons of 2007–2008 using traditional and new methods of hydrophysical investigations. The mechanisms of generation of such eddies are discussed.


Continental Slope Anticyclonic Eddy Mesoscale Eddy Cyclonic Eddy Shelf Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Zatsepin
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. I. Baranov
    • 2
  • A. A. Kondrashov
    • 2
  • A. O. Korzh
    • 2
  • V. V. Kremenetskiy
    • 1
  • A. G. Ostrovskii
    • 1
  • D. M. Soloviev
    • 3
  1. 1.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Atlantic Branch of the Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesKaliningradRussia
  3. 3.Marine Hydrophysical InstituteNational Academy of SciencesSevastopolUkraine

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