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Air Sea Interaction around Southern Africa

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Air Sea Interaction around Southern Africa

The oceans around Southern Africa clearly reveal the impact of air-sea interactions via heat and momentum flux. The ocean response to these interactions is illustrated by the animations of sea surface temperature (SST) and surface currents included below. The time series of these surface fields are extracted at a three-hour frequency from regional Navy Coastal Ocean Model (NCOM) simulations over the region. This implementation of NCOM on a 3 km grid is forced by Navy Global Environmental Model (NAVGEM) atmospheric fields.

  Click here for animation of surface currents

  Click here for animation of sea surface temperature