The Agulhas System as a Key Region of the Global Oceanic Circulation

Biastoch, Arne, Böning, Claus W., Scheinert, Markus and Lutjeharms, J.R.E. (2008) The Agulhas System as a Key Region of the Global Oceanic Circulation High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering '08. Springer, Berlin [u.a.], pp. 459-469.

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Abstract

The Agulhas system all the interface between the Indian and Atlantic Ocean is an important region in the global oceanic circulation with a recognized key role in global climate and climate change. The simulation of the Agulhas system was performed by a high-resolution regional model nested in a global coarse-resolution ocean model. It is shown that this model simulates all characteristics of the Agulhas regime in a highly realistic manner. Due to the two-way coupling of both models the importance of the Agulhas leakage on the large-scale thermohaline circulation was demonstrated.

Document Type: Book chapter
Keywords: Oceanography; eddies; retroflection; madagascar; exchange; impact; ocean circulation
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-TM Theory and Modeling
Refereed: Yes
Projects: Future Ocean
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Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2008 10:41
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2012 03:58
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/715

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