A census of Gulf Stream rings, spring 1975
Richardson, Philip L.
Cheney, Robert E.
Worthington, L. Valentine
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During 1975 several shipboard expendable bathythermograph surveys plus satellite infrared imagery provided a nearly synoptic view of the distribution and number of Gulf Stream rings in the western North Atlantic. Twelve rings were identified; nine were cyclonic (cold core) rings and three were anticyclonic (warm core) rings. This is the largest number of rings ever observed during a short period of time (4 months). Evidence suggests that the mean movement of these rings was southwestward.
Also published as: Journal of Geophysical Research 83 (1978): 6136-6144
Suggested CitationRichardson, P. L., Cheney, R. E., & Worthington, L. V. (1979). A census of Gulf Stream rings, spring 1975. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. https://doi.org/10.1575/1912/10394
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