Journal article

ENSO to multi-decadal time scale changes in East Australian Current transports and Fort Denison sea level: Oceanic Rossby waves as the connecting mechanism

Neil J Holbrook, Ian D Goodwin, Shayne McGregor, Ernesto Molina, Scott B Power

Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

The connection between East Australian Current (EAC) transport variability and Australia's east coast sea level has received little treatment in the literature. This is due in part to the complex interacting physical processes operating in the coastal zone combined with the sparsity of observations available to improve our understanding of these possible connections. This study demonstrates a statistically significant (at the >90% level) relationship between interannual to decadal time scale variations in observed estimates of the EAC transport changes and east coast sea level measured at the high-quality, long record Fort Denison tide-gauge in Sydney Harbour, Australia (33°51'18"S, 151°13'3..

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