A monster eddy current is spinning into existence off the coast of Sydney. Will it bring a new marine heatwave?
ABC Online, Other, 02/11/2023, Moninya Roughan, Amandine Schaeffer, Junde Li & Shane Keating
Right now, there’s something big spinning off the coast from Sydney a giant rotating vortex of sea water, powerful enough to dominate the ocean currents off south-eastern Australia. Oceanographers describe these spinning water bodies as “eddies” but they’re not the small eddy currents you see in creeks or rivers. […] We have just returned from a 24-day research voyage on CSIRO’s research vessel RV Investigator to explore this monster eddy.