Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Research article
16 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 16 Aug 2021

Characteristics and robustness of Agulhas leakage estimates: an inter-comparison study of Lagrangian methods

Christina Schmidt, Franziska U. Schwarzkopf, Siren Rühs, and Arne Biastoch


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on os-2021-33', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 May 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Christina Schmidt, 07 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on os-2021-33', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Jun 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Christina Schmidt, 07 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Christina Schmidt on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Jul 2021) by Katsuro Katsumata
Short summary
We estimate Agulhas leakage, water flowing from the Indian Ocean to the South Atlantic, in an ocean model with two different tools. The mean transport, variability and trend of Agulhas leakage is simulated comparably with both tools, emphasising the robustness of our method. If the experiments are designed differently, the mean transport of Agulhas leakage is altered, but not the trend. Agulhas leakage waters cool and become less salty south of Africa resulting in a density increase​.