Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Research article
20 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 20 Jul 2018

Mesoscale eddies in the Algerian Basin: do they differ as a function of their formation site?

Federica Pessini, Antonio Olita, Yuri Cotroneo, and Angelo Perilli


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AR by Federica Pessini on behalf of the Authors (18 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Jun 2018) by John M. Huthnance
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Jun 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 Jun 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Jul 2018) by John M. Huthnance
Short summary
The Algerian Basin plays a key role in the WMED, and the formation and propagation of mesoscale structures strongly influence its circulation. They transport water masses, heat, salts and other properties and also have an impact on chlorophyll and fisheries. We investigated the spatial and temporal distribution of the eddies by applying a detection and tracking method to altimetry data. The results show mesoscale structures with different origins, behaviours and energies.