Chapter . Automatic detection of Mediterranean water eddies from satellite imagery of the Atlantic Ocean

M. Castellani

CENTRIA - Departamento Informática, Faculdade Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova Lisboa, Quinta da Torre, Caparica 2829-516, Portugal.


A new machine learning approach is presented for automatic detection of Mediterranean water eddies from sea surface temperature maps of the Atlantic Ocean. A pre-processing step calculates the direction of the temperature gradient at each point of the map. Given a map point, information on the surrounding thermal gradient field is extracted through a binary mask and organised as a numerical vector of gradient angles. This vector is forwarded to a multi-layer perceptron classifier that ...

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