Influence of the mesoscale dynamics on the coast-to-shore exchanges in the gulf of Guinea

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Start date : October 1, 2021

Deadline : July 1, 2021

Supervisor : Isabelle Dadou

Co-supervision of thesis : Yves Morel

Funding: Competition for a doctoral contract

Summary

The proposed PhD thesis is part of the SWOT-GG project ‘SWOT high resolution 2D mesoscale dynamics in the Gulf of Guinea’ focused on mesoscale dynamics in the eastern part of the Tropical Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Guinea. This mesoscale dynamic plays a key role in the transfer of physical and chemical properties from the coast to the open sea, particularly in upwelling and river discharge areas, and this dynamic is little known in the Gulf of Guinea. The objective of the thesis is to study the influence of mesoscale eddies on the exchanges between the coastal zone and the open ocean in the study area. The observability of these structures by the new SWOT mission will also be studied.

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