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University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Agulhas Current & Leakage

Caption: This figure shows the Agulhas system and its leakage into the South Atlantic. The southward shift of the winds in a warming climate (right panel) cause a southward shift of the subtropical front (red arrows), enlarging the "gateway" for Agulhas leakage around the tip of Africa. Increased Agulhas leakage acts to enhance Atlantic overturning, which causes a feedback on climate. (Background colors are dynamic height integrated between 2000 m and the surface).

Credit: Erik van Sebille, UM/RSMAS

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