A large eddy in the central Arctic Ocean

Citation:
Aagaard, K, Andersen R, Swift J, Johnson J.  2008.  A large eddy in the central Arctic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters. 35

Date Published:

May

Keywords:

basins, eddies, lomonosov ridge, makarov, water

Abstract:

[1] Long-term moored measurements of temperature, salinity, and velocity over the abyssal plain near the North Pole show a rich array of eddy-like structures over a wide range of depths. Here we demonstrate an anticyclone that extends from the surface to at least 1700 m, is about 60 km across, and has a likely origin along the Eurasian continental margin.

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DOI:

10.1029/2008gl033461

Scripps Publication ID:

L09601