Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 15, 83–96, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-83-2019
Ocean Sci., 15, 83–96, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-83-2019

Research article 08 Feb 2019

Research article | 08 Feb 2019

Frontogenesis of the Angola–Benguela Frontal Zone

Shunya Koseki et al.

Data sets

Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) NCAR/UCAR Climate Data Guide https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/climate-forecast-system-reanalysis-cfsr

Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (OISST) NOAA https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oisst

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Short summary
With an ocean frontogenetic function, the frontogenesis of the Angola–Benguela Frontal Zone (ABFZ) is investigated. On an annual-mean timescale, the meridional confluence of Angola and Benguela currents and tilting effect due to the upwelling are the main sources to generate the ABFZ. The annual cycle of the ABFZ is also mainly driven by these two effects.