Gulf Stream ring coalescence with the Gulf Stream off Cape Hatteras

D. Randolph Watts, Donald B. Olson

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Abstract

A cyclonic ring, which had separated from the Gulf Stream 7 months earlier and traveled 500 kilometers westward, collided with the stream in September 1977. Within 3 days the ring and stream joined to form a sharp S-shaped meander. Shipboard expendable temperature probes and four bottom-moored inverted echo sounders were used to obtain synoptic descriptions of the rejoining process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)971-972
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume202
Issue number4371
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978

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