On the deep general circulation in the western North Atlantic
Schmitz, William J.
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Very large (5-10 cm s-1) long-term averaged zonal flows have been observed near 4000 m depth in the vicinity of a recently hypothesized (Worthington, in press) horizontally restricted subtropical gyre in the deep western North Atlantic. The Reynolds stresses associated with low frequency fluctuations may play a significant role in the dynamics of this deep mean flow, possibly inducing a significant downstream increase in transport of the Gulf Stream, perhaps driving the deep gyre.
Also published as: Journal of Marine Research, Volume 35, 1977, pp. 21-28
Suggested CitationTechnical Report: Schmitz, William J., "On the deep general circulation in the western North Atlantic", 1978-04, DOI:10.1575/1912/10589, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/10589
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