Mississippi River flood waters that reached the Gulf Stream

P. B. Ortner

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Abstract

In Florida Keys coastal waters seaward of the reef track, on September 9 to 13, 1993, a band of low-salinity water was observed along the shoreward side of the Florida Current over the downstream extent of the survey from Miami to Key West. Biological and chemical indicators within the band, together with its large volume, satellite imagery, and a surface drifter trajectory suggested the recent Mississippi River flood as the source. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13,595-13,601
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume100
Issue numberC7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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

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