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Lively Data, 2010

Dec. 17 2010: Cold winter and negative NAO
Comparison of the ocean situation in 2009-2010 and the situation today where the winters are unusually cold and the NAO index negative.
Nov. 30, 2010: Benguela current, an Atlantic Niño ?
Some warm events in the South Atlantic Ocean have been named Benguela Niños, because of the similarity to the El Niño phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean (ENSO).
Jul. 22, 2010: Surface circulation in the Eastern Mediterranean
Currents and eddies are numerous in the Levantine basin. They shift or disappear according the seasons.
June 10, 2010: Gulf Stream variability
The Gulf Stream is a turbulent western boundary current with strong variations caused by an intense eddying. By representing the SLA variance, areas with high variability are shown.
Apr. 16, 2010: Ocean circulation in the Solomon Sea
The Solomon Sea is a key area where currents redistribute water from the subtropics to the equator. The LAS is used to highlight its complex ocean circulation and its variations.
Mar. 26, 2010: Eddy activity in South China Sea
The South China Sea is a large semi-enclosed sea where the seasonal circulation is driven by the asiatic monsoon system. Numerous anticyclonic and cyclonic gyres are observed with the LAS.
Feb. 25, 2010: Navidad current and NAO
The LAS is used to map the typical eddies (called swoddies) of the Navidad current. For this 2009-2010 winter, it is relatively well marked, correlated with a negative NAO index.
Jan. 29, 2010: Seasonal reverse in the Somali current
Along the Somali coast, the seasonal circulation changes drastically with a spectacular reverse in the Somali current.
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