Deep and Bottom Water of the Weddell Sea's Western Rim

  title={Deep and Bottom Water of the Weddell Sea's Western Rim},
  author={A. L. Gordon and B. Huber and H. Hellmer and A. Ffield},
  pages={95 - 97}
  • A. L. Gordon, B. Huber, +1 author A. Ffield
  • Published 1993
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Oceanographic observations from the Ice Station Weddell 1 show that the western rim of the Weddell Gyre contributes to Weddell Sea Bottom Water. A thin (< 300 meters), highly oxygenated benthic layer is composed of a low-salinity type of bottom water overlying a high-salinity component. This complex layering disappears near 66�S because of vertical mixing and further inflow from the continental margin. The bottom water flowing out of the western rim is a blend of the two types. Additionally… CONTINUE READING

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