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dc.contributor.authorViúdez, Álvaro
dc.dateAugust 1997
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-26T16:13:59Z
dc.date.available2016-08-26T16:13:59Z
dc.date.issued1997-08
dc.identifier.citationViúdez, Álvaro. "An explanation for the curvature of the Atlantic jet past the Strait of Gibraltar." Journal of physical oceanography 27.8 (1997): 1804-1810.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49715
dc.description.abstractA consistent explanation for the anticyclonic curvature of the Atlantic jet as it passes through the Strait of Gibraltar and flows into the Mediterranean Sea (eastern side of the strait) is provided. The anticyclonic curvature of the Atlantic jet, which is the key feature to understand the upper-layer circulation in the western Alboran Sea, is simply related to the positive net evaporation over the Mediterranean. The result of this positive net evaporation, that mainly occurs in areas of the Mediterranean far from the Strait of Gibraltar, is a net inflow transport through the strait. It is proposed that the positive net evaporation is able to produce such a net inflow in the strait because of an anomalous large-scale pressure gradient. This anomalous pressure gradient is found to be approximately collinear to the strait orientation. The time-averaged inflow of Atlantic water at the eastern side of the Strait of Gibraltar must therefore be supergeostrophic, and hence it must have anticyclonic curvature.en_US
dc.format.extent7 p.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Societyen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAn Explanation for the Curvature of the Atlantic Jet past the Strait of Gibraltaren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorologyen_US
dc.description.funderMinisterio Español de Educación y Cienciaen_US
dc.description.funderOffice of Naval Researchen_US


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