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Investigating the global impacts of the Agulhas current
Zahn, Rainer (Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats)
Lutjeharms, Johann (University of Cape Town. Department of Oceanography)
Biastoch, Arne (Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences)
Hall, Ian (Cardiff University. Cardiff School of Earth and Ocean Sciences)
Knorr, Gregor (Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung)
Park, Wonsun (Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences)
Reason, Chris (University of Cape Town. Department of Oceanography)

Data: 2010
Resum: The Agulhas Current is the major western boundary current of the Southern Hemisphere [Lutjeharms, 2006] and a key component of the global ocean “conveyor” circulation controlling the return flow to the Atlantic Ocean [Gordon, 1986]. As such, it is increasingly recognized as a key player in ocean thermohaline circulation, with importance for the meridional overturning circulation (MOC) of the Atlantic Ocean. Unusual dynamics pervade the motion of this warm-water current—as it moves west around the southern tip of Africa, it is retroflected back east by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Not all waters are captured by this sudden diversion of course—parts of the Agulhas Current leak away into the South Atlantic Ocean (Figure 1).
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/238512
Drets: Tots els drets reservats
Llengua: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Matèria: Agulhas ; Global climate
Publicat a: Eos, Vol. 91, Issue 12 (March 2010) , p. 109-110, ISSN 0096-3941

DOI: 10.1029/2010EO120001


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