On the probability that a Gulf Stream meander crest detaches to form a warm core ring
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Eight years of Gulf Stream data were examined to determine the percentage of meander crests that give rise to warm core rings. A lower bound of 0.24 could be placed on the probability that a meander crest detaches to form a warm core ring. This was obtained by considering all disturbances in the path of the Gulf Stream that could be tracked over a several day period. If consideration is restricted to disturbances with a length scale the size of warm core rings or larger, the probability of formation increases to 0.40. -from Authors
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Journal of Physical Oceanography
Cornillon, P., Tong Lee, and G. Fall. "On the probability that a Gulf Stream meander crest detaches to form a warm core ring." Journal of Physical Oceanography 24, 1 (1994). doi: 10.1175/1520-0485(1994)024<0159:OTPTAG>2.0.CO;2.