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https://doi.org/10.5194/os-20-103-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-20-103-2024
Research article
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23 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 23 Jan 2024

Characterization of physical properties of a coastal upwelling filament with evidence of enhanced submesoscale activity and transition from balanced to unbalanced motions in the Benguela upwelling region

Ryan P. North, Julia Dräger-Dietel, and Alexa Griesel

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The Benguela upwelling region off the coast of Namibia supplies cold water from the deep ocean that is transported offshore in finger-like structures called filaments. We investigate one major filament using measurements from a ship that crossed it multiple times and with mutiple buoys that follow the ocean currents. We find that the motions associated with the filament enhance the kinetic energy at small scales and provide a pathway for mixing of water and turbulent dissipation of energy.