The leeuwin current (lc) is an anomalous poleward-flowing eastern boundary current that carries warm, low-salinity water southward along the coast of western australia. The second branch carries the remaining 87% of the mass flux via a coastal southward flowing current ultimately, this second branch separates from the coast and turns westward (a detailed examination of this second branch separation is, nevertheless, beyond the scope of this study. The leeuwin current coral reefs at rottnest island tropical fish off perth's coast this could only occur if the ocean's temperature was warm. The leeuwin current (lc) is a warm, poleward flowing ocean boundary current off the west and south coasts of australia, driven by large-scale meridional (north-south) pressure gradient. Variability in the leeuwin current compiled by charitha pattiaratchi, centre for water research, uwa climate note 10/05 (august)in a series outlining observed climate changes or variations over recent decades in south-west western australia.
The leeuwin current is a warm ocean current which flows southwards near the western coast of australiait rounds cape leeuwin to enter the waters south of australia where its influence extends as far as tasmania. I don't know much about the leeuwin current, but i'd guess that it's trapped to the continental shelf, fed by the indonesian throughflow water that doesn't connect to the equatorial indian ocean currents. Wwwcsiroau the biophysical oceanography of the leeuwin current, a poleward-flowing eastern boundary current off the west coast of australia tony koslow, ming feng.
Satellite altimetry, a regional geoid model and the cars climatology model were used to study the leeuwin current offshore western australia re-tracking is needed to get the best sea-surface heights close to the coasts and geoid models are still in need of refinement. This process is actually quite interesting the leeuwin current and local wind 'fight' against each other—mr xu credit: ningaloo reef at exmouth by bill & mark bell researchers. The leeuwin current is a body of warm, tropical water which originates up around the indonesian archipelago (group of islands) near the equator the current flows down the western australian coastline bring the larvae of corals and fish with it.
Flowing south along australia's western shore, the leeuwin current is an oddity unlike most currents that flow along the western shores of continents, it flows toward the pole (away from the equator), carrying warm tropical water into what would otherwise be a cold ocean. The leeuwin current (lc) is a warm, poleward flowing ocean boundary current off the west coast of australia (cresswell and golding 1980), driven by the large-scale meridional pressure gradient in the southeast indian ocean which is set up by the. Leeuwin current is a relatively strong southward flow of warm, low salinity tropical water along the western australian coast - from near north west cape to cape.
Two models, one numerical and one analytical, are used to investigate mechanisms for the generation and flow of the leeuwin current observed off the west coast of australia. The leeuwin current will begin to flow strongest past the south west during this time wrapping around cape naturaliste and cape leeuwin, bringing down warmer waters from the northern parts of the state - it's eddies like whirlpools pushing this warmer water in to mix with the coastal waters near the shores. The leeuwin current is a warm ocean current which flows southwards near the western coast of australia it rounds cape leeuwin to enter the waters south of australia where its influence extends as far as tasmania.
The leeuwin current is a tropical current, consisting of warm, low salinity water that affects western australia's coastal waters and wildlife currents are part of a large sub circular current system called a gyre the currents in the southern hemisphere gyres circulate in an anti-clockwise direction (skinner, porter & botkin, 1999, p249. Cape leeuwin into the great australian bight after rounding cape leeuwin, the leeuwin current generally flows along the outer continental shelf in. The leeuwin current : an influence on the coastal climate and marine life of western australia : proceedings of a symposium of the royal society of western australia and the western australian branch of the australian marine sciences association, held at csiro laboratories, perth, western australia, 16 march 1991. Lead author dr ming feng, from csiro's wealth from oceans flagship, says the marine heatwave was driven by unusual features in the leeuwin current - a warm ocean current which flows southwards.
The leeuwin current (lc) is an eastern boundary current flowing strongly southwards along the western australian coastline the current varies seasonally, with weaker southwards flow occurring during the austral summer (november to. The leeuwin current is unlike the currents that run along the west coasts of southern africa and south america, the other large land masses at this latitude in the atlantic and pacific oceans, strong currents from the southern ocean carry cold water along the west coasts of africa and south america. The leeuwin current in the indian ocean off western australia differs from the other major eastern boundary currents, eg, california current, since it flows rapidly poleward against the prevailing equatorward wind.