Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
08 Feb 2019
Research article |  | 08 Feb 2019

Frontogenesis of the Angola–Benguela Frontal Zone

Shunya Koseki, Hervé Giordani, and Katerina Goubanova

Data sets

Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) NCAR/UCAR Climate Data Guide

Optimum Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (OISST) NOAA

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.