Free Content On the structure and stability of the Alaskan Stream

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Data from a year-long current mooring in the central region of the Alaskan Stream revealed an extremely stable flow unlike that in typical western boundary currents. Hydrographic and ADCP data also showed a simple flow free of excursions or eddies. These findings are in good agreement with a recent analytical model of the Stream. In addition, GEOSAT altimeter estimates of variability are consistent with the observations, suggesting that the results are valid in spite of the relatively large corrections applied at these high latitudes.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: November 1, 1991

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