INDICATED GEOSTROPHIC VELOCITIES AND VOLUME TRANSPORTS, CENTRAL AND EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO, WARMEST AND COLDEST MONTHS.
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To make comparisons to seven similar cruises, the geostrophic method of volume transport and velocity analysis was applied to ALAMINOS cruises 67-A-6 of 4 to 22 August 1967 and 68-A-2 of 13 February to 6 March 1968. An average velocity of 83 cmsec and a volume transport of 27.5 Sverdrups was found in the Yucatan Channel in August and an average velocity of 79 cmsec and a volume transport of 26.6 Sverdrups was found in the channel for February to March. A subsurface westward flow occurred in August along the southern coast of Cuba providing input into the Loop Current north of the Yucatan Channel. The Loop Current never crossed 25 degrees N latitude. A cold ridge extended from the Florida shelf to the Campeche Bank. An analysis of East-West volume transport in the central Gulf indicated a merging of east and west Gulf waters between 87 deg 50 min W and 89 deg 30 min W longitude for the MABEL TAYLOR cruise of 1932 and the ATLANTIS cruise of 1935. The GERONIMO cruise of February-March 1967 and cruise 68-A-2 indicated a merging of east and west Gulf waters between 89 deg 30 min W and 91 deg 00 min W longitude. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography