Satellite observations of the Agulhas Current system.

  title={Satellite observations of the Agulhas Current system.},
  author={Graham D. Quartly and Meric Srokosz},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  volume={361 1802},
The Agulhas Current system is a complex interplay of currents and eddies with the bathymetry. Components such as the East Madagascar Retroflection and the Agulhas Return Current evolve significantly over a month, and they are thus not adequately resolved by infrequent research-ship cruises. This paper contrasts the abilities of three different spaceborne sensors for monitoring these complex regimes. A key parameter is sea-surface temperature, measured by both infrared and microwave radiometers… CONTINUE READING