Loop Current variability as trigger of coherent Gulf Stream transport anomalies

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Hirschi, Joël J.-M.; Frajka-Williams, Eleanor; Blaker, Adam T.; Sinha, Bablu; Coward, Andrew; Hyder, Pat; Biastoch, Arne; Böning, Claus W.; Barnier, Bernard; Penduff, Thierry; Garcia, Ixetl; Fransner, Filippa; Madec, Gurvan;
  • Publisher: American Meteorological Society
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-18-0236.1
  • Subject: Boundary currents | Ocean dynamics | Ocean | North Atlantic Ocean | [SDU.STU.OC]Sciences of the Universe [physics]/Earth Sciences/Oceanography | Ocean circulation | Mesoscale processes

International audience; Satellite observations and output from a high-resolution ocean model are used to investigate how the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico affects the Gulf Stream transport through the Florida Straits. We find that the expansion (contraction) of the... View more
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