Accession Number : ADP002662

Title :   The Impact of Gulf Stream Rings upon the Slope Water,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METEOROLOGY AND PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Flierl,G. R.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Gulf Stream warm core rings are the dominant form of mesoscale activity in the Slope Water region between the Gulf Stream and the continental shelf. Simple scale arguments suggest that the contributions of the 4-5 rings formed per year in this region could be very important in the heat, salt, and vorticity balance in the Slope Water. In this paper, we attempt to go beyond scale estimates and to derive approximations which suggest the magnitude of ring-carried and ring-influenced transport of a passive scalar in the Slope.

Descriptors :   *Gulf Stream, Ocean currents, Rings, Advection, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE