Impact of intra-seasonal coastal Kelvin waves on SST in the eastern boundary upwelling systems of the Tropical Atlantic : a composite analysis of boreal winter

Badara Sané (LOCEAN & LPAOSF, Senegal)

CoAuthors

Alban Lazar (LOCEAN/Sorbonne Université, France); Malick Wade (LSAO/UGB, Sénégal)

Event: 2020 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting (virtual)

Session: Science II: Large Scale Ocean Circulation Variability and Change

Presentation type: Type Forum

The Impact of intra-seasonal coastal Kelvin waves on SST in the eastern boundary upwelling systems of the Tropical Atlantic boreal winter is presented We use a composite analysis of propagating events in the sea surface height, and associated coastal SST and wind anomalies. The results obtained show that an SLA anomaly can reach an amplitude of 3 cm creating an SST anomaly disturbance of 0.3°C in upwelling systems. This wave is reinforced by a blow from the meridional wind anomaly in the upwelling zone and is accompanied by a positive (constructive) meridional wind anomaly contributing to the attenuation of the upwelling effect. These waves are each season accompanied by a constructive wind anomaly to the northern which induces the attenuation of the upwelling because the effect of the slowing down of the meridional wind anomaly will warm the surface waters.

Keywords :
- Impact - Coastal Kelvin waves - Intra-seasonal - Boundary upwelling systems
- composite analysis - boreal winter - Tropical Atlantic


 
Badara Sané
LOCEAN & LPAOSF
Senegal
badarasane92@gmail.com