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Slope water intrusions onto Georges Bank

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dc.contributor.author Churchill, James H.
dc.contributor.author Manning, James P.
dc.contributor.author Beardsley, Robert C.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-25T15:06:41Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-25T15:06:41Z
dc.date.issued 2003-11-18
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Geophysical Research 108, C11 (2003): 8012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/3512
dc.description Author Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2003. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Geophysical Research 108, C11 (2003): 8012, doi:10.1029/2002JC001400. en_US
dc.description.abstract Data from moored instruments and hydrographic cruises of the U.S. GLOBEC NW Atlantic/Georges Bank program reveal a series of intrusions of high-salinity water extending onto the southern flank of Georges Bank during the spring and summer of 1995. On the basis of the layer of maximum salinity, these intrusions may be divided into three different types: near surface, near bottom, and pycnocline. The water mass and flow structure of all intrusions are highly variable, owing partly to wind-driven motions and partly to meanders and eddies formed along the front of the intruding water. The mooring data of May clearly show the passage of two cyclonic features, each with a core of intruding water. While the intrusions are shown to dominate the flux of high-salinity water onto the southern flank, the data examined offer no evidence that intrusions enhance nutrient concentrations over the southern flank. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The work carried out at WHOI was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under grants OCE-98-06498, OCE-96-32357, OCE98-06397, and OCE02-27679. The effort at the Woods Hole NMFS was funded through a grant from the NOAA Coastal Ocean Program. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en_US
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2002JC001400
dc.subject Shelf-edge exchange en_US
dc.subject Slope water intrusions en_US
dc.subject Intrusions onto Georges Bank en_US
dc.title Slope water intrusions onto Georges Bank en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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