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Volume 13, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 13, 175–194, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-175-2017
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Ocean Sci., 13, 175–194, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-13-175-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 02 Mar 2017

Research article | 02 Mar 2017

Characteristics and causes of Deep Western Boundary Current transport variability at 34.5° S during 2009–2014

Christopher S. Meinen et al.
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This study investigates the variability of the Deep Western Boundary Current at 34.5° S. This current carries a large part of the cold deep limb of the Meridional Overturning Circulation, which is a crucial part of the ocean system and has impacts on global weather patterns. Study of this current in the South Atlantic has been limited in the past, and this new study provides insights into the strength and variability of the current as well as the causes for the observed changes.
This study investigates the variability of the Deep Western Boundary Current at 34.5° S. This...
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