Excepftonally strong near-bottom flows on the continental rise of nova scotia.

Academic Article


  • Recent current velocity measurements across the lower continental rise of Nova Scotia show a deep equatorwardflow with speeds (maximum, 73 centimeters per second) among the highest recorded for the deep sea. Silicate measurements indicate that this flow usually consists of southern-source (Antarctic) bottom water. These measurements confirm the existence of a second and deeper western boundary flow that was earlier inferredfrom geological observations.
  • Authors

  • Richardson, MJ
  • Wimbush, M
  • Mayer, Larry
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • August 21, 1981
  • Published In

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 17775272
  • Start Page

  • 887
  • End Page

  • 888
  • Volume

  • 213
  • Issue

  • 4510