Agulhas System Climate Array - South Africa
Agulhas System Climate Array
The ASCA shelf and tall moorings extend 200 km offshore of Hamburg just south of East London on the East coast of South Africa, along the decending TOPEX/Jason satellite ground track # 96, through the core of the Agulhas Current, with Current- and Pressure-recording Inverted Echo Sounders (CPIES) measurements extending the array to 300 km offshore. There are two shelf and seven full-depth tall moorings, interspersed with five CPIES, measuring pressure, current velocities, temperatures and salinities.
General Characteristics and Status