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. In: High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering '08. , ed. by Nagel, W.E.. Springer, Berlin [u.a.], pp. 459-469. 2008

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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
Open Access Journal?: No
Publisher: Springer
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2008 10:41
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2023 05:20

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