|Title:||Water Masses, circulation and transport in the eastern boundary current of the North Atlantic subtropical gyre||Authors:||Hernández-Guerra, A.
López Laatzen, F.
Armas, Demetrio de
Pelegrí Llopart, José Luis
|UNESCO Clasification:||251007 Oceanografía física||Keywords:||Corrientes marinas
Giro Subtropical del Atlántico Norte
|Issue Date:||2001||Project:||CANlGO (MAS-CT96-0060), UE
PI1998/066 (Gobierno Autónomo de Canarias)
|Journal:||Scientia Marina||Conference:||Workshop and Conference on Oceanography||Abstract:||CTD sections carried out in September 1998 are used to describe the water masses, geostrophic circulation and mass transport in the eastermmost branch of the Canary Current.The surface water mass (<600m) consists of North Atlantic Central Water (NACW) flowing south with a net mass transport of 2.3 x 10 (9)kg s(-1). A tongue of relatively fresh water, consisting of Antarctic Intermediate Eater (AAIW). was found approximately in the 600-1100 m depth layer. This tongue was 200 km wide, stretching from the African coast almost to Gran Canaria Island, and transported a net mass of 1.1 x 10 (9) Kg s(-1) northward. This system of currents is what constitutes the real eastem boundary current of the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10553/840||ISSN:||0214-8358||Source:||Scientia Marina [ISSN 0214-8358], v. 65, p. 177-186|
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