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A synoptic operation was performed during the forenoon and noon hours on December 4, 1954 when 28 vessels occupied 250 limited hydrographic stations off the west coast of Florida. The salinity distributions are shown for the surface and for 40 feet. The pattern of coastal circulation is referred to the cyclonic eddy off the Florida west coast. Two major indrafts of high salinity water toward the shoreline are found. The mechanics of this phenomenon, and also the permanency of the observed pattern are discussed.

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Publication date: 1956-01-01

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