Impacts of Ocean Currents on the South Indian Ocean Extratropical Storm Track through the Relative Wind Effect


"This study examines the role of the relative wind (RW) effect (wind relative to ocean current) in the regional ocean circulation and extratropical storm track in the south Indian Ocean. Comparison of two high-resolution regional coupled model simulations with and without the RW effect reveals that the most conspicuous ocean circulation response is the significant weakening of the overly energetic anticyclonic standing eddy off Port Elizabeth, South Africa, a biased feature ascribed to upstream retroflection of the Agulhas Current (AC).[...]"


Source: AMS- American Meteorological Sciety 
Authors: Hyodae Seo et al.

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