Exceptionally Strong Near-Bottom Flows on the Continental Rise of Nova Scotia
Recent current velocity measurements across the lower continental rise of Nova Scotia show a deep equator ward flow 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 inferred from geological observations.
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RICHARDSON, M. J., WIMBUSH, M. & MAYER, L. Exceptionally Strong Near-Bottom Flows on the Continental Rise of Nova Scotia. Science 213, 887–888 (1981).