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Volume 12, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 12, 243–255, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-243-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Ocean Sci., 12, 243–255, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-243-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Feb 2016

Research article | 12 Feb 2016

Effect of the North Equatorial Counter Current on the generation and propagation of internal solitary waves off the Amazon shelf (SAR observations)

J. M. Magalhaes et al.
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Satellite imagery reveals intense internal solitary waves (ISWs) seen hundreds of kilometres from the Amazon shelf and extending for 500 km into the open ocean (propagating above 3 m/s, amongst the fastest ever recorded). Seasonality is discussed in light of the North Equatorial Counter Current, and a late disintegration of the internal tide (IT) is investigated based on climatological data. A late disintegration of the IT may explain other ISW observations in the world’s oceans.
Satellite imagery reveals intense internal solitary waves (ISWs) seen hundreds of kilometres...
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