Bottom water throughflows at the Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande Fracture Zones

Type Article
Date 2000-05
Language English
Author(s) Mercier HerleORCID1, Weatherly Georges2, Arhan Michel3
Affiliation(s) 1 : UBO, IFREMER, CNRS, Lab Phys Oceans, Plouzane, France.
2 : Florida State Univ, Dept Oceanog, Tallahassee, FL USA.
Source Geophysical Research Letters (0094-8276) (American Geophysical Union), 2000-05 , Vol. 27 , N. 10 , P. 1503-1506
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Keyword(s) Fractures and faults, Structural geology, Hydrography, General circulation, Physical oceanography
Abstract Bottom water throughflows at the Rio de Janeiro Fracture Zone (22 degrees S) and Rio Grande Fracture Zone (26 degrees S) of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge are identified from hydrographic anomalies observed along 9 degrees W in the Angola Basin. The throughflow water is supplied by a meridional band of cold and fresh water lying against the western flank of the Ridge.
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Mercier Herle, Weatherly Georges, Arhan Michel (2000). Bottom water throughflows at the Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande Fracture Zones. Geophysical Research Letters, 27(10), 1503-1506. Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/491/