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dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Philip L.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPacheco, M. A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorWooding, Christine M.  Concept link
dc.coverage.spatialBenguela Current
dc.coverage.spatialAgulhas Current
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-18T20:30:00Z
dc.date.available2005-07-18T20:30:00Z
dc.date.issued2003-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1912/45
dc.description.abstractThirty-two RAFOS floats were launched at the depth of intermediate water, near 750 m, in the Benguela Current along 30S and its extension along 7W. The floats were tracked acoustically for two years during 1997–1999. Seven floats looped in three Agulhas Current rings, which drifted west northwestward at a mean velocity of around 5 cm/sec. Floats not in Agulhas rings tended to drift westward at around 2 cm/sec in the latitude band 22S–35S. North of 22S three floats drifted eastward. This report describes the float trajectories and summarizes the main results. These are the first subsurface long-term Lagrangian data in the Benguela Current.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding was provided by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. OCE-9528574 and OCE-0236654.en
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Reportsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-2003-02en
dc.subjectSoutheastern Atlantic circulationen
dc.subjectMesoscale ringsen
dc.subjectRAFOS floatsen
dc.subjectSeward Johnson (Ship) Cruise SJ97-05en
dc.titleKAPEX RAFOS float data report 1997-1999 part B : float trajectories at 750 m in the Benguela Currenten
dc.typeTechnical Reporten
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/45


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