Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Research article
15 Sep 2021
Research article |  | 15 Sep 2021

Lagrangian eddy tracking reveals the Eratosthenes anticyclonic attractor in the eastern Levantine Basin

Alexandre Barboni, Ayah Lazar, Alexandre Stegner, and Evangelos Moschos

Data sets

Atlas of 3D Eddies in the Mediterranean Sea from 2000 to 2017 A. Stegner and L. V. Briac

The CORA dataset: validation and diagnostics of in-situ ocean temperature and salinity measurements ( C. Cabanes, A. Grouazel, K. von Schuckmann, M. Hamon, V. Turpin, C. Coatanoan, F. Paris, S. Guinehut, C. Boone, N. Ferry, C. de Boyer Montégut, T. Carval, G. Reverdin, S. Pouliquen, and P.-Y. Le Traon

Short summary
Mesoscale eddies are an important part of the turbulent motion in the oceans, constituting coherent structures that can live for years and store physical property anomalies. Analysis of anticyclone (clockwise-rotating eddies) tracks in the eastern Levantine Basin revealed statistical patterns over 19 years of data, in particular the presence of an anticyclone attractor above the Eratosthenes Seamount, with a strong heat content signature.