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OS | Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 15, 83–96, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-83-2019
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Ocean Sci., 15, 83–96, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-83-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 08 Feb 2019

Research article | 08 Feb 2019

Frontogenesis of the Angola–Benguela Frontal Zone

Shunya Koseki et al.
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With an ocean frontogenetic function, the frontogenesis of the Angola–Benguela Frontal Zone (ABFZ) is investigated. On an annual-mean timescale, the meridional confluence of Angola and Benguela currents and tilting effect due to the upwelling are the main sources to generate the ABFZ. The annual cycle of the ABFZ is also mainly driven by these two effects.
With an ocean frontogenetic function, the frontogenesis of the Angola–Benguela Frontal Zone...
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