Large Lenses of Highly Saline Mediterranean Water.

Armi, Laurence and Zenk, Walter (1984) Large Lenses of Highly Saline Mediterranean Water. Open Access Journal of Physical Oceanography, 14 (10). pp. 1560-1576. DOI 10.1175/1520-0485(1984)014<1560:LLOHSM>2.0.CO;2.

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Abstract

Isolated compact anticyclonic eddies or salt lenses were found in the Canary Basin. Hydrographic surveys of three such lenses show large anomalies of salinity and temperature (∼0.8, 2.5°C). They are centered at ∼1100 m, have a vertical extent of up to 900 m and radii of ∼50 km. Current meter records indicate anticyclonic velocities up to 29 cm s−1. Fine structure with vertical scales of ∼20 m and less, possibly due to intrusive decay, appears at the outer edges of the lenses whereas the centers are free of such structure. The probability of finding a salt lens at any station in the Canary Basin is fairly high (∼0.08).

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1175/1520-0485(1984)014<1560:LLOHSM>2.0.CO;2
ISSN: 0022-3670
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 10:30
Last Modified: 10 May 2016 10:30
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/32815

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