Gulf Stream warm surges: thermal anomalies resulting from cold core ring interactions
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Observations from thermal satellite imagery reveal a thermal anomaly pattern in the sea surface temperature (SST) field of the Gulf Stream downstream of Cape Hatteras which is a direct result of Gulf Stream-eddy interactions upstream of Cape Hatteras. Vertical profiles of temperature, downstream velocity, and cross-stream velocity all indicate that the upper 100-150 m of the Gulf Stream are significantly altered during an event. Satellite and in situ data also indicate that just downstream of the interaction there is enhanced entrainment of Sargasso Sea surface waters into the Gulf Stream to replenish the detrained Gulf Stream water. -from Authors
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Journal of Geophysical Research
Gilman, C., and L. Rothstein. "Gulf Stream warm surges: thermal anomalies resulting from cold core ring interactions." Journal of Geophysical Research 99, C8 (1994). doi: 10.1029/94jc00472.