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Czeschel, Rena; Schütte, Florian; Weller, Robert A; Stramma, Lothar (2018): Transport, properties and life-cycles of mesoscale eddies in the eastern tropical South Pacific. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.892463, Supplement to: Czeschel, R et al. (2018): Transport, properties, and life cycles of mesoscale eddies in the eastern tropical South Pacific. Ocean Science, 14(4), 731-750, https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-731-2018

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Abstract:
The influence of mesoscale eddies on the flow field and the water masses, especially the oxygen distribution of the eastern tropical South Pacific is investigated from a mooring, float and satellite data set. Two anticyclonic (ACE1/2), one mode water (MWE) and one cyclonic eddy (CE) are identified and followed in detail with satellite data on their westward transition with velocities of 3.2 to 6.0 cm/s from their generation region, the shelf of the Peruvian and Chilean upwelling regime, across the Stratus Ocean Reference Station (ORS) (~20°S, 85°W) to their decaying region far west in the oligotrophic open ocean. The ORS is located in the transition zone between the oxygen minimum zone and the well-oxygenated South Pacific subtropical gyre. Velocity, hydrographic, and oxygen measurements at the mooring show the impact of eddies on the weak flow region of the eastern tropical South Pacific.
Coverage:
Median Latitude: -19.680669 * Median Longitude: -83.991074 * South-bound Latitude: -24.607000 * West-bound Longitude: -87.235000 * North-bound Latitude: -16.298000 * East-bound Longitude: -73.684000
Date/Time Start: 2014-03-07T20:24:00 * Date/Time End: 2016-08-11T19:12:00
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