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Title: The Eddy Canary Corridor: Lagrangian Evolution of a Prototypical Anticyclonic Eddy based on Altimetry and Model Data
Authors: García García, José Luis
Director: Rodríguez Santana, Ángel 
Aguiar González, Miguel Borja 
UNESCO Clasification: 251007 Oceanografía física
Keywords: Northeastern Subtropical Atlantic
Canary Eddy Corridor
Eddy Tracking
Lagrangian Evolution
Issue Date: 2020
Project: Flujos de Carbono en Un Sistema de Afloramiento Costero (Cabo Blanco, Nw de África); Modulación A Submesoscala de la Producción, Exportación y Consumo de Carbono 
Abstract: The Canary island region is plenty of swirls in the ocean called eddies. The Canary Eddy Corridor (22.1º-29.1ºN), is a zonally long-lived mesoscale eddy pathway of the Northeastern subtropical Atlantic Ocean, which drives a westward transport for water mass and biogeochemical properties from the Canary Islands/Northwest Africa upwelling system to the ocean interior. Theses eddies extension is just a few kilometers but those loops and vortices are an important part of the climate system and the ocean circulation. In this study, we investigate the Lagrangian evolution of one prototypical anticyclonic eddy combining altimeter-derived eddy tracking properties and model data. Based on these combined datasets, we provide first estimates of eddy-driven ocean properties. Lastly, we test further our results against in situ hydrographic measurements from a previous interdisciplinary survey sampling an anticyclonic eddy in this region: the PUMP eddy. Preliminary results show good agreement of the time-evolving geometric properties and associated fluxes derived from observations and model data.
Department: Departamento de Física
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias del Mar
Degree: Máster Universitario en Oceanografía por la Universidad de Cádiz, la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y la Universidad de Vigo
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