THE VOLUME TRANSPORT OF THE NORWEGIAN SEA OVERFLOW WATER IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC.
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS
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Direct measurements with Swallow floats and anchored current meters were made at a point near 53N, 36W where overflow water from the Norwegian Sea passes through a gap in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge from the eastern basin of the North Atlantic into the Labrador Basin. Dynamic computations accompanying the direct measurements gave a westward volume transport of overflow water in the amount of 4.6 million cubic msec. The volume transport of the same overflow water is computed elsewhere in the North Atlantic using the motionless surface suggested by the potential temperaturesalinity relationship and the average current measurement and is found to be irregular, varying between 2.0 and 7.6 million cubic msec. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography