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Denis L. Volkov and Lee-Lueng Fu Interannual variability of the Azores Current strength and eddy energy in relation to atmospheric forcing Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012) 116

Version of Record online: 11 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007271

Key Points

  • The AzC EKE is correlated with winter NAO index and larger-scale wind stress curl
  • Surface intensification significantly contributes to variability of AzC strength
  • Frontogenesis is mainly due to meridional Ekman current convergence

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