A Deep, Thick, Isopycnal Layer within an Anticyclonic Eddy

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  • 1 U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, NSTL Station, MS 39522
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Abstract

An anticyclonic mesoscale eddy, encountered during a hydrographic survey in the Sargasso Sea in September 1979, is described. Embedded in the eddy at a depth of 800 m was an isopycnal lens of anomalous water which extended 150 m vertically and ∼40 km horizontally. The source of the lens is not known but may be related to frontal processes in the area.

Abstract

An anticyclonic mesoscale eddy, encountered during a hydrographic survey in the Sargasso Sea in September 1979, is described. Embedded in the eddy at a depth of 800 m was an isopycnal lens of anomalous water which extended 150 m vertically and ∼40 km horizontally. The source of the lens is not known but may be related to frontal processes in the area.

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