Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Ocean Sci., 14, 731–750, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-731-2018
Ocean Sci., 14, 731–750, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-731-2018

Research article 31 Jul 2018

Research article | 31 Jul 2018

Transport, properties, and life cycles of mesoscale eddies in the eastern tropical South Pacific

Rena Czeschel et al.

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The mean circulation on the poleward side of the oxygen minimum zone is overlain by eddy activity playing an important role in the distribution of water masses and oxygen within the OMZ. The activity of different types of eddies was investigated during their westward propagation from the formation area off Peru/Chile into the open ocean. The focus was on the development of eddies, seasonal conditions during their formation, and the change of water mass properties transported within the eddies.