Eddies in the Iceland Basin: Dynamics and impacts
Abstract: Ocean mesoscale eddies and fronts are ubiquitous features of the global ocean. The eddy formation and frontal instability near the western boundary current systems and southern ocean have been found to profoundly modify the air-sea interaction, water transformation and biogeochemical processes. In contrast, the front in the Subpolar North Atlantic, i.e. the subarctic front, has been less studied. This talk will present the high-resolution measurements collected by autonomous underwater gliders in the Iceland Basin and identify the observed eddy and frontal characteristics. Impacts of eddy-driven physical motions on the biogeochemical processes will also be discussed.