RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, VOL. 16, ES6005, doi:10.2205/2016ES000588, 2016
E. G. Morozov, R. Yu. Tarakanov, T. A. Demidova, D. I. Frey, N. I. Makarenko, A. V. Remeslo, A. M. Gritsenko
The structure of the Falkland Current is studied on the basis of a CTD/LADCP and SADCP hydrographic section across the current carried out along 46° S in November 2016. In the upper 200 m, the maximum velocities based on LADCP reach 57 cm/s, and they are as high as 60 cm/s based on SADCP data. The current is directed to the northeast. At 1500 m the velocities decrease to 10 cm/s. The transport measured by LADCP is 30.9 Sv in the water column up to the bottom. The SADCP transport between 0 and 600 m is 20.7 Sv. It is shown that different means of estimating the velocities of the current result in close values.
Received 28 November 2016; accepted 3 December 2016; published 5 December 2016.
Citation: Morozov E. G., R. Yu. Tarakanov, T. A. Demidova, D. I. Frey, N. I. Makarenko, A. V. Remeslo, A. M. Gritsenko (2016), Velocity and transport of the Falkland Current at 46$^o$ S, Russ. J. Earth Sci., 16, ES6005, doi:10.2205/2016ES000588.
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