WOMEN in OCEANOGRAPHY The Agulhas Current is the Indian Ocean's version of the Gulf Stream. Originating in the tropics, both sprint along the west sides of their respective ocean basins transporting warm, salty water away from the tropics toward the poles. Both are therefore called Western Boundary Currents; but because their respective oceans lie in opposite hemispheres, the Gulf Stream flows toward the North Pole, while the Agulhas flows toward the South Pole. Though it is equally important to world-ocean circulation and to climate, far less time, attention, and technology have been applied to the Agulhas Current. That's beginning to change, and Dr. Lisa Beal's Agulhas Current Timeseries falls in the vanguard of the new effort to understand its ways and means. http://act.rsmas.miami.edu/