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Interocean Exchange of Thermocline Water: Indonesian Throughflow; "Tassie" Leakage; Agulhas Leakage
A.L. Gordon(1), J. Sprintall(2), S Wijffels(3), Dwi Susanto(1), R. Molcard(4), H. M. van Aken(5), A.L. Ffield(6), W. P. R. de Ruijter(7), J. R. E. Lutjeharms(8), S. Speich(9), L. Beal(10)
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Interocean exchange of thermocline water is of central importance to the mass, heat and freshwater budgets of the major ocean basins. Fluctuations of interocean exchange may be expected to affect the global climate system by altering sea-air heat flux and associated large scale ocean overturning. Interocean exchange of thermocline waters include: Agulhas leakage which injects Indian Ocean water into the Atlantic Ocean; and the transfer of Pacific water into the Indian Ocean by way of the Indonesian Throughflow and along a route south of Australia, the Tassie Leakage. Observations and modeling work of the last few decades have informed us of the nature these key interocean exchanges and offer concepts for cost-effective approaches for sustained observing systems.
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Gordon, A. & Co-Authors (2010). "Interocean Exchange of Thermocline Water: Indonesian Throughflow; "Tassie" Leakage; Agulhas Leakage" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.37
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