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Title: Water Masses, circulation and transport in the eastern boundary current of the North Atlantic subtropical gyre
Authors: Hernández-Guerra, A. 
López Laatzen, F.
Machin, 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)
1FD97-1167 (ULPGC)
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.
ISSN: 0214-8358
Source: Scientia Marina [ISSN 0214-8358], v. 65, p. 177-186
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