Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Research article
20 May 2016
Research article |  | 20 May 2016

Mesoscale eddies and submesoscale structures of Persian Gulf Water off the Omani coast in spring 2011

Pierre L'Hégaret, Xavier Carton, Stephanie Louazel, and Guillaume Boutin


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The Persian Gulf produces high-salinity water spreading in the Indian Ocean through the Arabian Sea. Using measurements from the Phys-Indien 2011 experiments and satellite observations, the objective of this study is to follow the pathway and evolution of the salty water outflow in the northwestern Indian Ocean. It is shown that the outflow is strongly influenced by energetic eddies, shredding the water vein into filaments or lenses, and advecting them at their peripheries or in their cores.