Modelling cyclonic eddies in the Delagoa Bight region

The objective of this study is to document and shed light on the circulation around the Delagoa Bight region in the southern Mozambique Channel using a realistic modelling approach. A simulation including mesoscale forcings at the boundaries of our regional configuration succeeds in reproducing the general circulation in the region as well as the existence of a semi-permanent cyclonic eddy, whose existence is attested by in situ measurements in the Bight. Characterised by a persistent local minimum in SSH located around 26°S–34°E, this cyclonic eddy termed herein the Delagoa Bight lee eddy occurs about 25% of the time with no clear seasonal preference.

- Maputo

Continental Shelf Research

- Inglês

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- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Áreas Protegidas

- Reserva Biológica de Inhaca