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Figure. Anomalous near-surface currents in the Indian Ocean
during boreal fall of 1997.
Currents in GRADS format.
Scatterometer winds indicate that in austral winter the southern
counterpart to the Intertropical Convergence Zone develops over
the south tropical Atlantic off the north-east Brazil.
Analysis of the export pathways from the equatorial Atlantic cold
tongue has been done using the surface drifter trajectories.
Seasonal mixed layer heat balance was estimated at the PIRATA
buoy locations .
Whole story Salt balance
Westerly winds (exceeding locally 18 m/s) develop in the Atlantic ITCZ east of 40W in boreal summer . Whole story
This study presents analysis of the Tropical Instability Waves in
the Atlantic. Using the temperature, salinity, and velocity data
from the PIRATA mooring at 0N, 23W we argue that the baroclinic
and barotropic energy conversions are equally important in feeding
energy to TIWs if the wave-induced salinity fluctuations are taken
into account. Whole