An integrated marine observing system for Southeastern Australia

Moninya Roughan*, Bradley D. Morris, Iain M. Suthers

*Corresponding author for this work

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The East Australian Current (EAC) and its eddy field dominate the shelf circulation along the coast of SE Australia. It impacts the climate, weather and fisheries along the most populated part of the Australian coastline. Yet there is much we don't know about the EAC and its role in the transport of heat, generation of eddies, its role in upwelling and the associated biological processes. In this paper we introduce the New South Wales node of the Integrated Marine Observing System (NSW-IMOS). The observing system is designed to complement extant observations in the region and capture key continental shelf processes such as slope water intrusions and encroachments of the EAC, the generation of eddies and the biological response to such events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event17th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 27 Jan 201029 Jan 2010

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