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Circulation in upper layers of southern North Atlantic deduced with use of isentropic analysis

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dc.contributor.author Montgomery, Raymond B.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-11T18:11:18Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-11T18:11:18Z
dc.date.issued 1938-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/1093
dc.description.abstract Except for the presence in most localities of a shallow homogeneous surface layer and of a relatively homogeneous and deeper bottom layer, the oceans of the temperate and tropical regions are stratified and vertically stable at all depths. Due to the opacity of water for long-wave radiation and to the damping of vertical turbulence by the stability, there is no potent mechanism for altering the potential density of any water element below the layer of direct surface influences. Hence there can be no flow of major proportions across surfaces of constant potential density. For these reasons it is now generally accepted that flow takes place essentially parallel to these surfaces. It follows that the major sources for the water on each surface of constant potential density are to be found along its intersection with the sea surface in higher latitudes. en
dc.format.extent 3671049 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Papers in Physical Oceanography and Meteorology en
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.6, no.2 en
dc.subject Ocean currents en
dc.subject Atlantic Ocean en
dc.title Circulation in upper layers of southern North Atlantic deduced with use of isentropic analysis en
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/1093


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