Sea surface height anomalies demonstrating eddy effects


Figure 3-16 A time-longitude plot of sea surface height anomalies (right) at 21.3°N shows that when high monthly average sea levels are recorded at Honolulu (left, red line), they often originate further east (right, eddies as red contours moving westward over the x-axis as time progresses on the left y-axis).

0.1 m = 0.33 ft.

(©2004 American Geophysical Union. Reproduced/ modified from Firing & Merrifield [2004].)

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