Mesoscale pigment fields in the Gulf Stream: observations in a meander crest and trough

G. L. Hitchcock, A. J. Mariano, T. Rossby

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Scopus citations


The primary physical mechanisms influencing the mesoscale pigment distribution in Gulf Stream meanders observed in this study are 1) outcropping of nutrient-bearing strata in the spring, 2) meander-induced upwelling of nutrients along sloping isopycnals, and 3) Gulf Stream-ring interactions. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8425-8445
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

Cite this