Forced vs Intrinsic variability of the Agulhas Bank circulation

vincent combes (Oregon State University, United States)


Ricardo Matano (Oregon State University, United States); Ted Strub (Oregon State University, United States)

Event: 2019 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Science III: Mesoscale and sub-mesoscale oceanography

Presentation type: Type Poster

The Agulhas Bank, a broad shelf at the southern tip of Africa, is bound by the Agulhas Current to the south and by the Benguela Current to the west. In the present study, we assess the driving mechanisms of the sea surface height and circulation variability over the Agulhas Bank using the altimetry and model experiments. Forced variability includes variability driven by local wind stress, tides and by remotely generated equatorial Kelvin waves propagating along the Atlantic coast. Intrinsic variability is principally found at the southern Agulhas Bank triggered by the passage of mesoscale eddies/pulses of the Agulhas current.
Forced vs Intrinsic variability of the Agulhas Bank circulation

Poster show times:

RoomStart DateEnd Date
The Gallery Tue, Oct 22 2019,16:15 Tue, Oct 22 2019,18:00
The Gallery Thu, Oct 24 2019,14:00 Thu, Oct 24 2019,15:45
vincent combes
Oregon State University
United States