XBT Analysis - Florida Current variability at 27°N

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The Florida Current

Location of the AX_WBTS realizations, which were used to compute the Florida Current variability at 27°N, overlaid on the (left) Mean Dynamic Topography, and (right) Mean Geostrophic Velocity from the MDT_CNES-CLS09 climatology.

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Florida Current mean velocity and standard deviation (27°N)

(left) Mean baroclinic geostrophic velocity across 27°N computed using 83 AX_WBTS realizations, and its (right) standard deviation. (lower) Time-series for the Florida Current baroclinic transport accross 27°N (1 Sv = 106m3s-1). Velocities are set to zero at the bottom.

The XBT data along AX_WBTS can be obtained here>>

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Acknowledgments

The Mean Dynamic Topography and Mean Geostrophic Velocity fields are from the MDT_CNES-CLS09 climatology produced by CLS Space Oceanography Division and distributed by AVISO, with support from CNES.