Surface and Subsurface Currents
PhOD carries out several research projects with the objective of estimating and understanding the variability of surface and subsurface currents using observations from surface drifting bouys, Argo floats, and satellite altimetry. AOML scientists use Argo data to analyze water properties and pathways of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation in the South Atlantic. Satellite altimetry is used to estimate geostrophic transport of important currents, such as the Florida Current, North Brazil Current, and Agulhas current.
High Resolution Monthly Climatology of Surface Currents
One degree global climatology of near-surface currents and temperature, derived from surface drifters and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis winds. Go
Spreading and Variability of the Antarctic Intermediate Water in the Atlantic
A study of subsurface circulation using Argo floats. Go
Long Term Time Series of Surface Currents
The spatial and temporal variability of several surface currents, which are key components of the Meridional Overturning Circulation (MOC) are also being monitored on this web site. Some of the currents monitored through this project are the Agulhas and North Brazil Currents, and their associated rings, the Yucatan and Florida currents. Go