SimpleEddyDetection

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Simple Oceanic Mesoscale Eddy Detection based on sea level anomaly (sla)

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SimpleEddyDetection

Simple Oceanic Mesoscale Eddy Detection based on sea level anomaly (sla)

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Inputs:

lon: longitude, vector or matrix generated by "meshgrid" with range between [-180,180]

lat: latitude, vector or matrix generated by "meshgrid" with range between [-90,90]

sla: (spatial high-pass filtered) sea level anomaly (unit: meter) falls within the area defined by viarable "lon" and "lat". Continent or no value at grid point is masked with "NaN".

upperFolderName: a string to signify the upper folder name or path.

whichYear: The year of data "sla". Only an integer is accepted.

whichMonth: The month of data "sla". Only an integer is accepted.

whichDay: The day of data "sla". Only an integer is accepted. Can be replaced by "[]".

whichHour: The hour of data "sla". Only an integer is accepted. Can be replaced by "[]".

amplitudeThreshold (optional): unit: cm. Default is 3 cm. Note: this is an artificial threshold that an detected eddy is required to meet this criterion.

radiusThreshold (optional): unit: Km. Default is 45 Km, designed for altimetry data due to its resolving capability. Note: this is an artificial threshold that an detected eddy is required to meet this criterion.

Outputs:

Eddy: a structure array contains the properties of detected eddies:

Eddy.type: polarity of detected eddy. -1 for cyclonic while 1 for anticyclonic.

Eddy.center: longitude and latitude of eddy centroid.

Eddy.amplitude: longitude and latitude of eddy's sla extreme as well as eddy's amplitude (set to positive no matter if it is cyclonic or anticyclonic. Unit: cm)

Eddy.radius: radius of an circle that has the same area as the eddy area enclosed by the eddy edge. Unit: Km

Eddy.edge: two vectors specify the longitudes and latitudes of eddy edge defined by the outermost closed sla contour.

A NetCDF file will be generated if successful detection.

Author:

Dr. Chi Xu (SCSIO, CAS)

SEP 07 2020

http://data.scsio.ac.cn/characteristic/zhongchiduwo

This function is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.

Cite As

Chi (2022). SimpleEddyDetection (https://github.com/chouj/SimpleEddyDetection), GitHub. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
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