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Florida Current

Overview

The Florida Current flows northward along the eastern coast of Florida carrying warm tropical waters that feed the Gulf Stream (Baringer and Larsen, 2001).

Products

Rms of sea height

Field of rms of sea height for the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida straits estimated using altimetry fields. Go

Mean Eddy Kinetic Energy

Fields of meridional and zonal components of the mean eddy kinetic energy for the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida straits estimated using altimetry fields. Go

Geostrophic transport time series

Geostrophic transport time-series of the Florida Current estimated using a combination of satellite altimetry fields and climatological data. This time series is updated on a monthly basis using near real time altimetry data (4 week delay). Go

Comparison between altimetry and cable estimates of transport

Comparison between estimates of altimetry-derived geostrophic transport and cable estimates of transport. This time series is updated on a monthly basis using near real time altimetry data (4 week delay) and real time cable data. Go

References

Baringer, M.O. and J.C. Larsen (2001): Sixteen Years of Florida Current Transport at 27N. Geophysical Research Letters, 28(16), 3,179-3,182.