The Mozambique Channel eddies : characteristics and mechanisms of formation

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2012

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University of Cape Town

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The model outputs and the satellite data have shown a number of cyclonic and anticyclonic eddies being generated within the Mozambique Channel. The eddies were identified using a newly designed eddy detection algorithm. The algorithm has shown that cyclonic eddies appeared to be more ubiquitous than the anticyclonic and had a single mode sizedistribution. On the other hand, the anticyclonic eddies seemed to have a favorite site for their formation, and have shown a bi-modal size-distribution.
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