KAPEX RAFOS float data report 1997-1999 part B : float trajectories at 750 m in the Benguela Current


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dc.contributor.author Richardson, Philip L.
dc.contributor.author Pacheco, M. A.
dc.contributor.author Wooding, Christine M.
dc.coverage.spatial Benguela Current
dc.coverage.spatial Agulhas Current
dc.date.accessioned 2005-07-18T20:30:00Z
dc.date.available 2005-07-18T20:30:00Z
dc.date.issued 2003-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/45
dc.description.abstract Thirty-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.sponsorship Funding was provided by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. OCE-9528574 and OCE-0236654. en
dc.format.extent 5624680 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Technical Reports en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI-2003-02 en
dc.subject Southeastern Atlantic circulation en
dc.subject Mesoscale rings en
dc.subject RAFOS floats en
dc.title KAPEX RAFOS float data report 1997-1999 part B : float trajectories at 750 m in the Benguela Current en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/45

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