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Studies of the Velocity Structure of the Gulf Stream East of Cape Hatteras,
RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY
Between September 1980 and May 1983 seventeen bimonthly sections of velocity and temperature will have been obtained across the Gulf Stream 200 km downstream from Cape Hatteras. Assuming the last cruise goes well, we will have fourteen complete sections of high quality, and several more from the central part of the Stream. By summer 1983 the raw data will have been fully edited, calibrated and organized for systematic analyses. Preliminary analysis of the first eight transects gives a mean transport of 78 or - 11 Sv between the surface and 2000 m. The standard deviation is between sections. This mean appears to be quite a bit smaller than the 91 Sv we estimate from Worthingtons book 1976 assuming a reference velocity of 4.5 cms at 2000 m.
This article is from 'The Role of Eddies in the General Ocean Circulation: Proceedings of 'Aha Huliko'a Hawaiian Winter Workshop Held at Manoa on January 5-7, 1983,' AD-A137 212, p265-274.