The Coalescence of Two East Australian Current Warm-Core Eddies

Science  08 Jan 1982:
Vol. 215, Issue 4529, pp. 161-164
DOI: 10.1126/science.215.4529.161


Two warm-core eddies coalesced in about 20 days as their centers rotated around a point on the contracting line that joined them. In the process of forming the new eddy, the subsurface isothermal-isohaline "signature" layer of one eddy was uplifted and somewhat depleted while that of the other was depressed.