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 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
DOI etc.: 10.1126/science.213.4512.1113
ISSN: 0036-8075
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 13:10
Last Modified: 10 May 2016 13:10

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