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Free Content Short Period Fluctuations of the Florida Current from Geomagnetic Electrokinetograph Observations

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The work of Pillsbury, Parr and of the recent tanker survey on the short period fluctuations in the Florida Current is reviewed. Recent observations with the Geomagnetic Electrokinetograph in the Miami-Gun Cay section are used to shed some additional light on the problem of these fluctuations. It is shown that the fluctuations along the western edge are sufficiently greater than along the eastern edge for further studies to be restricted to the western half of the stream. It is indicated that fluctuations in the main body of the stream could possibly be related to lunar forces, but that the relations are quite complex. Fluctuations of the counter current appear to be of a tidal origin.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1952-01-01

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