Agulhas Rings: Physics

The Southern Atlantic (SA) plays a key role in the global ocean circulation as heat is transferred northward to feed the meridional overturning circulation. We do not now that much about the role of eddies in this transportation of energy but studies suggest that the Agulhas Leakage is an important factor. This study tries to analyse the number and the movement of eddies across the southern Atlantic. Thereby it does not only focus on Agulhas Rings but on anticyclones and cyclones in general. Attributes like starting position, amplitude height and mean track were analysed.

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