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Free Content Theoretical calculations based on real topography of the maximum deep-water flow through the Jungfern Passage

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A method for theoretically calculating the maximum transport through a strait, using the actual topography, is presented. The study is conducted within the framework of rotating hydraulics. The results are used for estimating the amount of North Atlantic Deep Water flowing through the Jungfern Passage into the Caribbean Sea. These appraisals are compared with previous theoretical estimates, for which a rectangular bottom profile has been used, and with transport calculations based on observations.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2000

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