DEEP CURRENT MEASUREMENTS NORTH OF PUERTO RICO,
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS
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Deep current measurements were made north of Puerto Rico from October to November 1961 using neutrallybuoyant floats, drogues, and hydrographic stations. In general, random currents were found above 1500 meters with the greatest instantaneous current speed being approximately 15 cmsec. Between 1500 meters and 4500 m. the flow was generally towards the east with little apparent turbulence and with a maximum current between 1500-2000 meters of approximately 10-12 cmsec.