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dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Philip L.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-24T20:24:33Z
dc.date.available2018-04-24T20:24:33Z
dc.date.issued1981-10
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/10290
dc.descriptionAlso published as: Journal of Physical Oceanography 11 (1981): 999-1010en_US
dc.description.abstractDuring 1975-78, 35 free-drifting buoys measured surface currents in the Gulf Stream region. The buoy trajectories trace numerous paths of the Stream and show that the Stream is strongly influenced by the New England Seamounts. This influence is manifested as 1) a quasi-permanent, 100 km, southeastward deflection of the Stream and the frequent occurrence of a ring meander over the seamounts; 2) large-amplitude meanders beginning at the seamounts and extending eastward; and 3) small, 20 km diameter eddies which appear to be generated locally by individual seamounts. A chart of the mean temperature field at a depth of 450 m agrees with several of the patterns seen in the buoy trajectories. West of the seamounts, the mean path of the Gulf Stream is eastward; over the seamounts, the path turns sharply northeastward and the isotherms in the Stream abruptly diverge.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPrepared for the Office of Naval Research under Contract N000 14-74-C- 0262; NR 083-004 and for the National Science Foundation under Grant OCE 78-18017.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Reportsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-81-94en_US
dc.subjectEddiesen_US
dc.subjectOcean circulationen_US
dc.titleGulf Stream trajectories measured with free-drifting buoysen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/10290


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