Deep Water Exchange through the Owen Fracture Zone in the Arabian Sea.

Quadfasel, Detlef, Fischer, Jürgen , Schott, Friedrich and Stramma, Lothar (1997) Deep Water Exchange through the Owen Fracture Zone in the Arabian Sea. Open Access Geophysical Research Letters, 24 (22). pp. 2805-2808. DOI 10.1029/97GL01544.

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From geostrophic calculations the exchange of deep water from the Somali into the Arabian Basin through the Owen Fracture Zone has been estimated to be about 2 Sv, with a seasonal modulation of the same magnitude. After leaving the Fracture Zone, the flow bifurcates into a northern and a southern branch, each closely following the slope of the Carlsberg Ridge. The weaker vertical gradients of the hydrographic properties in the deep Arabian Basin are consistent with enhanced vertical mixing at the rugged topography over the Carlsberg Ridge.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Deep Water Exchange, Owen Fracture Zone, Arabian Sea
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1029/97GL01544
ISSN: 0094-8276
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 17:23
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 13:00

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