River Influences on Shelf Ecosystems (RISE)
 
Columbia River Fronts  
           -Revealed by SAR images





Statistical Analysis Summary

1) Upwelling cases (Total 45)

2001-2003 SAR images and wind and current data (ppt file)

Spring (6 cases)


Front


Strong       
Medium
Weak     
N&NW Front 0
2
3
S&SW Front 0 0 1

Soliton Paket

Strong                
Medium        
Weak             
Off-shoreward Soliton 4
0
0
On-shoreward Soliton 6
0
0

 
Summer (20 cases)

Front

Strong       
Medium
Weak     
N&NW Front 9
8
7
S&SW Front 1 3 7

Soliton Paket

Strong                
Medium        
Weak             
Off-shoreward Soliton 1
1
0
On-shoreward Soliton 2
0
0

Fall (15 cases)

Front

Strong       
Medium
Weak     
N&NW Front 7
0
1
S&SW Front 3
3 1

Soliton Paket

Strong                
Medium        
Weak             
Off-shoreward Soliton 0
0
0
On-shoreward Soliton 30
2
0

Winter (4 cases)

Front

Strong       
Medium
Weak     
N&NW Front 2
0
0
S&SW Front 1
1 0

Soliton Paket

Strong                
Medium        
Weak             
Off-shoreward Soliton 0
0
0
On-shoreward Soliton 0
0
0


2) Downwelling cases (Total 22)

2001-2003 SAR images and wind and current data (ppt file)

Spring (7 cases)


Front


Strong       
Medium
Weak     
N&NW Front 2
1
3
S&SW Front 1 1 3

Soliton Paket

Strong                
Medium        
Weak             
Off-shoreward Soliton 2
1
0
On-shoreward Soliton -
-
-

 
Summer (9 cases)

Front

Strong       
Medium
Weak     
N&NW Front 2
1
3
S&SW Front 5
4
0

Soliton Paket

Strong                
Medium        
Weak             
Off-shoreward Soliton 4
2
0
On-shoreward Soliton 11
0
0

Fall (6 cases)

Front

Strong       
Medium
Weak     
N&NW Front 3
1
1
S&SW Front 1
4
1

Soliton Paket

Strong                
Medium        
Weak             
Off-shoreward Soliton 4
0
0
On-shoreward Soliton 3
0
0

Winter (7 cases)

Front

Strong       
Medium
Weak     
N&NW Front 4
0
0
S&SW Front 1
1 2

Soliton Paket

Strong                
Medium        
Weak             
Off-shoreward Soliton 0
0
0
On-shoreward Soliton 0
0
0


3) Neutral cases

2001-2003 SAR images and wind and current data (ppt file)

Spring (14 cases)

Front


Strong       
Medium
Weak     
N&NW Front 4
2
0
S&SW Front 3
1 3

Soliton Paket

Strong                
Medium        
Weak             
Off-shoreward Soliton 3
0
0
On-shoreward Soliton 12
0
0

 
Summer (7 cases)

Front

Strong       
Medium
Weak     
N&NW Front 5
0
0
S&SW Front 0
0
2

Soliton Paket

Strong                
Medium        
Weak             
Off-shoreward Soliton 4
0
0
On-shoreward Soliton 3
0
0

Fall (14 cases)

Front

Strong       
Medium
Weak     
N&NW Front 7
1
3
S&SW Front 4
0
1

Soliton Paket

Strong                
Medium        
Weak             
Off-shoreward Soliton 6
0
0
On-shoreward Soliton -
-
-

Winter (7 cases)

Front

Strong       
Medium
Weak     
N&NW Front 2
3
0
S&SW Front 0
0
0

Soliton Paket

Strong                
Medium        
Weak             
Off-shoreward Soliton 0
0
0
On-shoreward Soliton 0
0
0