NORTH ATLANTIC TRITIUM DISTRIBUTION IN 1972.

Jorge Louis Sarmiento, C. G.H. ROOTH, W. ROETHER

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Abstract

THE DISTRIBUTION OF TRITIUM IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC IN 1972 IS COMPARED WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF SALINITY AND THE FIRST-ORDER POTENTIAL VORTICITY AS MAPPED ON SIX CONSTANT POTENTIALDENSITY SURFACES IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC. THE PICTURE PRESENTED SUGGESTS AN ADVECTIVE TRANSPORT REGIME WHICH IS CONSISTENT WITH CURRENTLY DEVELOPING NOTIONS OF THE LARGE-SCALE GYRE STRUCTURE. LATERAL MIXING ALONG ISOPYCNALS APPEARS TO BE IMPORTANT IN THE NORTHWESTERN REGION OF THE SUBTROPICAL GYRE, AND VERTICAL (CROSS-ISOPYCNAL) MIXING NEEDS TO BE INVOKED ONLY IN NEAR SURFACE LAYERS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8047-8056
Number of pages10
JournalJ GEOPHYS RES
VolumeV 87
Issue numberN C10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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    Sarmiento, J. L., ROOTH, C. G. H., & ROETHER, W. (1982). NORTH ATLANTIC TRITIUM DISTRIBUTION IN 1972. J GEOPHYS RES, V 87(N C10), 8047-8056.