Meddy dynamics and interaction with neighboring eddies southwest of Portugal: Observations and modeling

  title={Meddy dynamics and interaction with neighboring eddies southwest of Portugal: Observations and modeling},
  author={Xavier Carton and Nathalie Daniault and Jos{\'e} M. R. Alves and Laurent M. Ch{\'e}rubin and Isabel Ambar},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
[1] During the SEMANE 2000 experiment southwest of Portugal, two meddies were found in near contact. These meddies had hydrological radii of about 20 and 30 km, thickness of 900 m, maximum temperatures of 12.45°C and 13.45°C, and maximum salinities of 36.52 and 36.78. The smaller meddy with more pronounced thermohaline anomalies was clearly double cored (at 750 and 1300 m depths) while the wider one was more diffuse and more homogeneous. The associated geostrophic velocities (referenced at 2000… 

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