Frontal eddies in the East Australian Current

The East Australian Current (EAC) is the Western Boundary Current flowing along the east coast of Australia. Far from being stable, the East Australian Current regularly meanders on and off the continental shelf, influencing the physical and biological characteristics of the watermass along the coast.

In particular, we are interested in studying frontal eddies of diameters ~20-60km which form at the inshore edge of the EAC and propagate poleward, advecting productive water and favouring primary production.

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