Detection of Overflow Events in the Shag Rocks Passage, Scotia Ridge.

Zenk, Walter (1981) Detection of Overflow Events in the Shag Rocks Passage, Scotia Ridge. Open Access Science, 213 (4512). pp. 1113-1114. DOI 10.1126/science.213.4512.1113.

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During an almost yearlong period of observations made with a current meter in the fracture zone between the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia, several overflow events were recorded at a depth of 3000 meters carrying cold bottom water from the Scotia Sea into the Argentine Basin. The outflow bursts of Scotia Sea bottom water, a mixing product of Weddell Sea and eastern Pacific bottom water, were associated with typical speeds of more than 28 centimeters per second toward the northwest and characteristic temperatures below 0.6°C. The maximum 24-hour average speed of 65 centimeters per second, together with a temperature of 0.29°C, was encountered on 14 November 1980 at a water depth of 2973 meters, 35 meters above the sea floor.

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.: 10.1126/science.213.4512.1113
ISSN: 0036-8075
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 13:10
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2019 10:32

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