Upstream control of Agulhas Ring shedding

  title={Upstream control of Agulhas Ring shedding},
  author={Mathijs W. Schouten and Wilhelmus P. M. de Ruijter and Peter Jan van Leeuwen},
[1] Rings shed in the Agulhas Retroflection region play an important role in the global thermohaline circulation. The shedding of these rings has been considered very irregular. In this paper, we present evidence for remote control of the timing and frequency of the ring shedding events. This turns out to be a far more regular process, at a frequency of 4–5 cycles per year. The movement of the Agulhas Retroflection, and thereby the shedding of rings, is timed by incoming eddies from the… CONTINUE READING