Variability of the Anticyclonic Circulation in the Western Gulf of Mexico.
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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The anticyclonic circulation in the western Gulf of Mexico is studied through 6 AXBT flights, 5 cruises, and moored current meter data over the course of a year, as well as through examination of the historical data base. It is concluded that the flow field consists of a background circulation presumably forced by the curl of the wind stress and the presence of warm core rings which periodically pinch off from the Loop Current. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography