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Free Content On the Relation Between the Surface Temperatures of the Gulf of Mexico and its Circulation

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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.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 1970

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