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In the top left panel, warm water from the Agulhas current travels around the tip of the African continent, then turns around to flow eastward. The top right panel shows the direction of currents along a satellite track. The bottom panel shows the relative amount of heat moved by two currents over 19 years: the northward movement of heat in the Atlantic overturning circulation, shown in blue, and the amount of heat transferred around the tip of Africa from the Agulhas Leakage. Both show similar trends.

In the top left panel, warm water from the Agulhas current travels around the tip of the African continent, then turns around to flow eastward. The top right panel shows the direction of currents along a satellite track. The bottom panel shows the relative amount of heat moved by two currents over 19 years: the northward movement of heat in the Atlantic overturning circulation, shown in blue, and the amount of heat transferred around the tip of Africa from the Agulhas Leakage. Both show similar trends. Image courtesy of Kathryn Kelly, University of Washington

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October 9, 2016
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