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Effects of a Warm Oceanic Feature on Hurricane Opal
On 4 October 1995, Hurricane Opal deepened from 965 to 916 hPa in the Gulf of Mexico over a 14-h period upon encountering a warm core ring (WCR) in the ocean shed by the Loop Current during anExpand
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Ocean thermal structure monitoring could aid in the intensity forecast of tropical cyclones
Accurate prediction of the track and intensity of tropical cyclones is highly important for planning the evacuation of densely populated coastal areas and for impact assessment. Though forecasts ofExpand
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Application of Oceanic Heat Content Estimation to Operational Forecasting of Recent Atlantic Category 5 Hurricanes
Research investigating the importance of the subsurface ocean structure on tropical cyclone intensity change has been ongoing for several decades. While the emergence of altimetry-derived sea heightExpand
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Varying mesoscale structures influence larval fish distribution in the northern Gulf of Mexico
The variability of mesoscale circulation structures in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) was examined using satellite altimeter data collected between 1992 and 2008, and linkages between ocean circulation andExpand
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Agulhas ring dynamics from TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite altimeter data
The transfer of warm water from the Indian Ocean into the South Atlantic subtropical gyre takes place in the form of rings and filaments formed when the Agulhas Current retroflects south of AfricaExpand
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Measuring the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) plays a crucial role in redistributing heat and salt throughout the global oceans. Achieving a more complete understanding of the behavior ofExpand
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A census of North Brazil Current Rings observed from TOPEX/POSEIDON altimetry: 1992–1998
Six years of TOPEX/POSEIDON altimeter data are used to investigate the formation of rings and eddies shed by the North Brazil Current. Upper layer thickness maps were used to identify 34 of theseExpand
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Three Agulhas rings observed during the Benguela Current Experiment
A field program to study the circulation of the Benguela Current and its extension into the southeastern Atlantic Ocean has completed the survey and instrument deployment phase. We report here newExpand
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State of the Climate in 2014
Editors note: For easy download the posted pdf of the State of the Climate for 2014 is a very low-resolution file. A high-resolution copy of the report is available by clicking here. Please beExpand
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Investigation of the Brazil Current front variability from altimeter data
The southwestern Atlantic Ocean is characterized by the confluence of the Brazil and Malvinas Currents, which form very strong surface and subsurface fronts that can be detected from hydrographic andExpand
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