Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Research article
29 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 29 Sep 2022

Upper-ocean response to the passage of tropical cyclones in the Azores region

Miguel M. Lima, Célia M. Gouveia, and Ricardo M. Trigo

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This article aims to explore the interaction between tropical cyclones and the ocean in a less studied area regarding these events. Tropical cyclones generally create an area of colder waters behind them, which in turn can contribute to an increase in biological activity. In the Azores region, the intensity, track geometry, and impact area of the cyclones are the most important factors to determine these responses. The speed of the cyclones was found to be more important for biological activity.