G163S10L10_northatlantic

G163S10L10_northatlantic - Western Boundary Currents WBCs...

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The Gulf Stream Gulf Stream is a western boundary current Important contributor to poleward heat  migrations Early maps determined by dead reckoning
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Cycles
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Benjamin Franklin’s Map
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Dead Reckoning
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Sverdrup’s Map
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Richardson's Atlas
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Richardson's Atlas
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Surface Drifters
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Surface Drifter Climatology
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Unformatted text preview: Western Boundary Currents WBCs are found in all subtropical gyres Gulf Stream, Brazil Current, Kurishio Creates asymmetric gyres WBCs have need to rub up to continent Again, a boundary layer Surface Currents from Altimetry Data Assimilation Animation Dynamic Height What causes WBCs?? Need to understand vorticity. .....
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