An Observation of an Oceanic Front
Knauss, John A.
- Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
A detailed temperature section across an oceanic front in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific is described. The frontal zone was moving at about one knot from the colder water toward the warmer water. The temperature difference across the front was 5° F. In the temperature section it is possible to see the cold water overrunning the warm water and creating an unstable zone approximately 100 yards wide.DOI: 10.1111/j.2153-3490.1957.tb01878.x