The absolute velocity field of Agulhas eddies and the Benguela Current

Amy C Clement, A. L. Gordon

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Abstract

ADCP data referenced to GPS navigation were obtained as part of the Benguela Source and Transport (BEST) project. These data were used in combination with hydrographic data to investigate absolute geostrophic velocities in the current and the transient eddies. Four anticyclonic eddies were encountered, of which three were determined to be Agulhas Retroflection eddies and one was determined to be an eddy derived from the Brazil Current. The magnitudes of the two velocity estimates were notably different within the eddies. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume100
Issue numberC11
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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