The source of the Canary Current in fall 2009
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AuthorsPérez-Hernández, M.D. (María Dolores); Hernández-Guerra, A.; Fraile-Nuez, E. (Eugenio); Comas-Rodríguez, I. (Isis); Benítez-Barrios, V.M. (Verónica María); Domínguez-Yanes, J.F. (José Francisco); Vélez-Belchí, P. (Pedro); Armas, D. (Demetrio) de
The source of the Canary Current has been inferred from an inverse box model applied to the hydrographic data of a survey carried out in 2009 in the northeast subtropical gyre (29–37°N, 9–24°W). The Portugal Current is observed between 13.5 and 14.8°W at 37°N carrying urn:x-wiley:21699275:media:jgrc20227:jgrc20227-math-0001 Sv southward. This current presumably merges with the eastward transport of the Azores Current System and partly contributes to the Mediterranean inflow and partly to the northward recirculation of the Azores Current through the Gulf of Cadiz. The Azores Current System is located in the meridional range 33.50–36.25°N at 24.50°W. This System transports eastward urn:x-wiley:21699275:media:jgrc20227:jgrc20227-math-0002 Sv in the thermocline layers and urn:x-wiley:21699275:media:jgrc20227:jgrc20227-math-0003 Sv at intermediate layers. The Azores Current intermediate water mass has the highest portion of Sub-Arctic intermediate water (SAIW) in the region, while the Azores ...