Accession Number:

AD0659552

Title:

DISCOVERY OF A DEEP COUNTERCURRENT AT THE EQUATOR IN ATLANTIC OCEAN ON RESEARCH VESSEL MIKHAIL LOMONOSOV,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The results of instrumental measurements of currents in tropical zone of the Atlantic Ocean by expeditions in research vessel Michael Lomonosov in 1959-1963 are given in the paper. The treatment of the data obtained provided the possibility to reveal a powerful deep countercurrent at the Equator between lat. 2N and 2S. This current was named after the great Russian scientist M. V. Lomonosov. A hypothesis was suggested about the origin of the Lomonosov deep countercurrent in the equatorial zone of the Atlantic ocean in accordance with the action of trade-wind field and the formation of deep water with high salinity near South American coast between lat. 16-22S. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE