Title

Exceptionally Strong Near-Bottom Flows on the Continental Rise of Nova Scotia

Abstract

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.

Publication Date

8-1981

Journal Title

Science

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1126/science.213.4510.887

Document Type

Article