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Surface circulation and transport in the mozambique channel

Peter, Benny N. and Ses, Sahrum (2010) Surface circulation and transport in the mozambique channel. Geoinformation Science Journal, 10 (2). pp. 52-61. ISSN 1511-9491

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Abstract

Surface circulation and transport in the Mozambique Channel have been determined using altimetry and the hydrographic section along 25 ?S covered during the World Ocean Circulation Experiment. Vertical sections of potential temperature and salinity are prepared to understand the water characteristics. The meridional component of geostrophic velocity is computed referring to the deepest common depth between stations. The mean circulation field exhibits the strong Mozambique current in the northern part of the Channel. But, it is weakened and embedded with anticyclonic eddies towards south. The geostrophic flow reveals the eddy circulation in the Mozambique Channel. The meridional volume and heat transports have been estimated and presented with respect longitude. Both the net volume transport and the heat transport are towards south and are 22.8 Sv and 0.7 pw respectively

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:circulation, transport, mozambique current, eddies
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions:Geoinformation Science And Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:27790
Deposited By: Nurul Asilah Mahmood
Deposited On:10 Aug 2012 02:38
Last Modified:06 Mar 2014 03:30

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