Turbulent jets and eddies in the California Current and inferred cross-shore transports
Mooers, Christopher N.K.
Robinson, Allan R.
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The instantaneous California Current is seen to consist of intense meandering current filaments Uets) intermingled with synoptic-mesoscale eddies. These quasi-geostrophic jets entrain cold, upwelled coastal waters (md rapidly advect them far offshore; this behavior accounts for the elongated, cool surface features that are seen extending across the California Current region in satellite infrared imagery. The associated advective mechanism should provide significant cross-shore transports of heat, nutrients, biota, and pollutants. The dynamics of the current system should be crucially influenced by its highly variable structure.
The article of record as published may be found at https://doi.org/10.1126/science.223.4631.51
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