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By Eugene G. Morozov, Alexander N. Demidov, Roman Y. Tarakanov, Walter Zenk

This publication is devoted to the examine of constitution and shipping of deep and backside waters via underwater channels of the Atlantic Ocean. The learn is predicated on fresh observations, research of ancient info, and literature assessment.
A powerful stream of Antarctic backside Water from the Argentine Basin to the Brazil Basin in the course of the Vema Channel (32-27 S) is studied at the foundation of CTD sections mixed with LADCP profiling conducted each year and long term moored measurements. The move within the Vema Channel is blended within the vertical course yet horizontally stratified. The suggest velocity of the circulation is 30 cm/s and water shipping is nearly 3.5 Sv. as a result of the ground Ekman friction the dense middle of the move is mostly displaced to the jap wall of the channel. A temperature elevate was once present in the deep Vema Channel, which has been saw for 30 years already.
The extra movement of backside water within the Brazil Basin splits within the northern a part of the basin. a part of water flows to the East Atlantic basins in the course of the Romanche and Chain fracture zones. the opposite half is a northwestern circulate to the North American Basin. a part of the northwesterly stream propagates throughout the Vema Fracture quarter (11 N) into the Northeastern Atlantic basins.
Flows within the Romanche, Chain, and Vema fracture zones have been studied lately by means of CTD and LADCP profiling. An underwater cataract was once present in the Chain Fracture area. fresh measurements within the Kane hole convey that the stream of backside water there's characterised by way of replacement shipping in time. The Northeastern Atlantic basins are choked with the ground water flowing in the course of the Vema Fracture sector. The flows of backside waters during the Romanche and Chain fracture zones don't unfold to the Northeast Atlantic because of powerful blending within the equatorial sector and greater transformation of backside water properties.

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The CTD info units amassed in abyssal channels of the Atlantic Ocean might be downloaded from The entry to the knowledge is geared up both via a clickable map or tables. Investigators can obtain person casts geared up by way of the 12 months of the test or its position. The CTD information are equipped within the kind of a heading and 3 columns (pressure, temperature, salinity). the fashion is identical to the WOCE layout. A line with coordinates is additional to the heading.

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According to the classification in (Orsi et al. 1999), this water occupies the near-bottom position over a large part of the Atlantic Ocean but also of the Indian and Pacific oceans. Although the paper by Orsi et al. (1999) was published more than ten years ago, classification of this water for the analysis of the ocean water structure has not been accepted universally, probably, because Circumpolar Bottom Water lacks the characteristic extrema of physical or chemical properties in the entire circumpolar zone.

Formation of North Atlantic Deep Water is related not only to the inflow of waters from the Arctic Basin, but also to deep convection in the Labrador Sea and Irminger Sea (Pickart et al. 2003). Among them, Labrador Sea Water (LSW) has a lower density and waters from the Denmark Strait are the densest ones. Iceland-Scotland Overflow Water flows to the Irminger Basin through the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone (Worthington and Volkman 1965; Harvey 1980). Beyond the fracture zone, this water is sometimes called Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone Water (Mamayev 1992; Koltermann et al.

They merge into latitudinal anomalous fields of variable sign. Correlation between the local topographic forms and anomalous magnetic field is virtually absent. Actually, there should be no such correlation, because the study region is located near the equator where inclination of the magnetizing vector of the Earth’s magnetic field T is close to zero. Under the conditions of equatorial magnetization, the following phenomenon is observed in this case: the southern and northern margins of the nearly meridional magnetism-exciting bodies would be associated with the negative values of magnetic field anomalies T.

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