Density Current Flow into Fortune Bay, Newfoundland

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  • 1 Department of Physics and Newfoundland Institute for Cold Ocean Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada A1B 3X7
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Abstract

Current meter and CTD data are presented, describing a dense bottom current which transports Labrador Current Water into Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. The effects of rotation and friction are discussed and the three-dimensional nature of the inflow is highlighted. Geostrophy alone is unable to account for the cross-channel momentum balance. The inflow may represent an important sink for the inshore branch of the Labrador Current.

Abstract

Current meter and CTD data are presented, describing a dense bottom current which transports Labrador Current Water into Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. The effects of rotation and friction are discussed and the three-dimensional nature of the inflow is highlighted. Geostrophy alone is unable to account for the cross-channel momentum balance. The inflow may represent an important sink for the inshore branch of the Labrador Current.

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