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dc.contributor.authorKnutsen, Øyvindeng
dc.contributor.authorSvendsen, Haraldeng
dc.contributor.authorØsterhus, Sveineng
dc.contributor.authorRossby, Tomeng
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Bogieng
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-10T10:49:52Z
dc.date.available2005-08-10T10:49:52Z
dc.date.issued2005-07-19eng
dc.identifier.citationGeophysical Research Letters 2005 32: L14604en
dc.identifier.issn0094-8276eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/762
dc.description.abstractThe upper ocean circulation in the sub-polar northeast Atlantic has been a challenge to quantify due to strong and variable wind-forcing, and strong and variable deep currents that lead to large uncertainties in the use of the standard dynamical method. Since 1999 we have been operating an acoustical Doppler current profiler on a container vessel that operates between Denmark and Greenland to repeatedly sample upper ocean currents across the northeast Atlantic. Individual transects exhibit a highly energetic mesoscale variability, but ensemble-averaging of the sections reveals a striking organization of the mean field along the Reykjanes Ridge: a distinct southward flow along its eastern slope and two clearly defined peaks with seasonal modulation flowing to the north along its western slope. Higher values of eddy kinetic energy (about 150–600 cm2 s−2) are observed along the transect, O(1.5) greater than surface drifter estimates.en
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dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unioneng
dc.titleDirect measurements of the mean flow and eddy kinetic energy structure of the upper ocean circuletion in the NE Atlanticeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2005 by the American Geophysical Union. All rights reserved.
dc.rights.holderAmerican Geophysical Unioneng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005GL023615eng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005GL023615


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