THE 411

Bottom Line:

Measure how the Agulhas Current varies over time

April 2010 — Cape Town, SA

Objective: Deploy measurement instruments in the Agulhas Current — Journals

November 2011 — Port Elizabeth, SA

Objective: Complete a ‘check up’ on the gear, change batteries, download data, and make necessary repairs — Journals

April 2013 — Port Elizabeth, SA

Objective: Collect the gear, and complete the final data download — Journals


Analysis: Combine data from multiple types of measurements to create a more complete picture of the Agulhas Current, and how it changes over time.

Correlate in situ measurements (collected in the ocean by the ACT team) with satellite altimeter data dating back to the early 1990’s to create a longer-term profile of the Agulhas Current.