On the Relation Between the Surface Temperatures of the Gulf of Mexico and its Circulation
The circulation of the Gulf of Mexico is compared to the distribution of sea-surface temperatures. For temperature gradients greater than 0.02°C/km, a correlation exists between surface-temperature gradients and current speeds in winter, which could be used to monitor surface-current intensity by satellite.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1970-12-01
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