Distribution of Vertical Water Movement Calculated from Surface Drift Vectors
Abstract:A simple method of calculating vertical water movements from the charted surface drift vectors is described. Application of this method to the Gulf of Mexico shows the presence of major year-round areas of convergence in the northwestern, northeastern and southeastern corners of the Gulf. Areas of divergence are plotted off the lower west coast of Florida and on the Campeche Banks. A number of minor features in the vertical circulation of less permanent nature and of more doubtful status are also revealed.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 1951
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