Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 17, 651–674, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-651-2021
Ocean Sci., 17, 651–674, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-651-2021

Research article 06 May 2021

Research article | 06 May 2021

The mesoscale eddy field in the Lofoten Basin from high-resolution Lagrangian simulations

Johannes S. Dugstad et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Mar 2021) by Erik van Sebille
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We quantify the mesoscale eddy field in the Lofoten Basin using Lagrangian model trajectories and aim to estimate the relative importance of eddies compared to the ambient flow in transporting warm Atlantic Water to the Lofoten Basin as well as modifying it. Water properties are largely changed in eddies compared to the ambient flow. However, only a relatively small fraction of eddies is detected in the basin. The ambient flow therefore dominates the heat transport to the Lofoten Basin.