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Free Content Distribution of Vertical Water Movement Calculated from Surface Drift Vectors

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A simple method of calculating vertical water movements from the charted surface drift vectors is described. Application of this method to the Gulf of Mexico shows the presence of major year-round areas of convergence in the northwestern, northeastern and southeastern corners of the Gulf. Areas of divergence are plotted off the lower west coast of Florida and on the Campeche Banks. A number of minor features in the vertical circulation of less permanent nature and of more doubtful status are also revealed.

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Publication date: January 1, 1951

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  • The Bulletin of Marine Science is dedicated to the dissemination of high quality research from the world's oceans. All aspects of marine science are treated by the Bulletin of Marine Science, including papers in marine biology, biological oceanography, fisheries, marine affairs, applied marine physics, marine geology and geophysics, marine and atmospheric chemistry, and meteorology and physical oceanography.
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