Reconstructed Mediterranean Salt Lens Trajectories.

Käse, Rolf H. and Zenk, Walter (1987) Reconstructed Mediterranean Salt Lens Trajectories. Open Access Journal of Physical Oceanography, 17 (1). pp. 158-163. DOI 10.1175/1520-0485(1987)017<0158:RMSLT>2.0.CO;2.

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Abstract

The existence of energetic anticyclonic mid-depth vortices of Mediterranean Water (meddies) questions the validity of a conventional advective–diffusive balance in the eastern Atlantic subtropical gyre. A mesoscale experiment in the Azores–Madeira region reveals a link of these meddies to large-scale subsurface meanders. For the first time it is shown that meddies may have strong surface vorticity, indicative of a generation process involving the Azores Current—a deep reaching near-surface jet.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: R.V. Poseidon
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-TM Theory and Modeling
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1175/1520-0485(1987)017<0158:RMSLT>2.0.CO;2
ISSN: 0022-3670
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Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 13:39
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2018 13:09
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/31982

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