|The western boundary undercurrent as a turbidity maximum over the Puerto Rico trench|
Tucholke, B.E.; Eittreim, S.L. (1974). The western boundary undercurrent as a turbidity maximum over the Puerto Rico trench. J. Geophys. Res. 79(27): 4115-4118
In: Journal of Geophysical Research. American Geophysical Union: Richmond. ISSN 0148-0227; e-ISSN 2156-2202, meer
Motion > Water motion > Water currents
Particulates > Suspended particulate matter
Properties > Physical properties > Turbidity
Water > Deep water
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- Tucholke, B.E.
- Eittreim, S.L.
Nephelometer measurements in the Puerto Rico trench record a midwater light scattering maximum at the depth of the near-bottom nepheloid layer found in the deep Atlantic basin to the northwest. This midwater maximum is best developed near the south slope of the trench and is interpreted as a southeasterly continuation of the western boundary undercurrent, which has been documented along the continental rise of eastern North America. The eastward-advecting core of the flow overrides clearer colder antarctic bottom water that enters the trench from the east. A near-bottom nepheloid layer, best developed in the eastern part of the trench, appears to be associated with the westward-flowing antarctic bottom current.