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Transformation of an Agulhas eddy near the continental slope

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Show simple item record Baker-Yeboah, Sheekela Flierl, Glenn Richard Sutyrin, G. G. Zhang, Y. 2011-10-04T18:23:02Z 2011-10-04T18:23:02Z 2010-02 2010-01
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dc.description.abstract The transformation of Agulhas eddies near the continental slope of southern Africa and their subsequent self-propagation are analyzed in both observational data and numerical simulations. Self-propagation results from a net dipole moment of a generalized heton structure consisting of a surface-intensified anticyclonic eddy and deep cyclonic pattern. Such Agulhas vortical structures can form near the retroflection region and further north along the western coast of southern Africa. We analyze nonlinear topographic wave generation, vortex deformations, and filament production as an important part in water mass exchange. Self-propagating structures provide a conduit for exchange between the dee en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation (U.S.) (Grant OCE-0752346) en_US
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dc.publisher European geosciences Union / Copernicus en_US
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dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Copernicus en_US
dc.title Transformation of an Agulhas eddy near the continental slope en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.citation Baker-Yeboah, S. et al. “Transformation of an Agulhas eddy near the continental slope.” Ocean Science 6 (2010): 143-159. © Author(s) 2010. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.approver Flierl, Glenn Richard
dc.contributor.mitauthor Baker-Yeboah, Sheekela
dc.contributor.mitauthor Flierl, Glenn Richard
dc.contributor.mitauthor Zhang, Y.
dc.relation.journal Ocean Science en_US
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dc.eprint.version Final published version en_US
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dspace.orderedauthors Baker-Yeboah, S.; Flierl, G. R.; Sutyrin, G. G.; Zhang, Y. en

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