Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-12-2006

Department

Marine Science

Abstract

The quasistationary summer Bering Sea circulation is reconstructed as a variational inverse of the hydrographic and atmospheric climatologies, transport estimates through the Bering Strait, and surface drifter data. Our results indicate the splitting of the Kamchatka Current in the vicinity of the Shirshov Ridge. This branching is in agreement with independent ARGO drifter observations. It was also found, that transport of the Kamchatka Current gradually increases downstream from 14 Sv in the Olyutorsky Gulf to 24 Sv in the Kamchatka Strait, which is twice higher than previous estimates.

Comments

©Geophysical Research Letters
DOI: 10.1029/2005GL024974

Publication Title

Geophysical Research Letters

Volume

33

Issue

9

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