IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Latitudinal displacements of the Gulf Stream (1966-1977) and their relation to changes in temperature and zooplankton abundance in the NE Atlantic
Taylor, A.H.; Stephens, J.A. (1980). Latitudinal displacements of the Gulf Stream (1966-1977) and their relation to changes in temperature and zooplankton abundance in the NE Atlantic. Oceanol. Acta 3(2): 145-150
In: Oceanologica Acta. Elsevier/Gauthier-Villars: Montreuil. ISSN 0399-1784, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in  Authors 

Keywords
    Annual variations; Climate; Hydrography; Ocean circulation; Ocean-atmosphere system; Sea surface temperature; Water currents; Zooplankton; AN, Gulf Stream [Marine Regions]; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Taylor, A.H.
  • Stephens, J.A.

Abstract
    It is shown that the north wall of the Gulf Stream was displaced southward during 1966 to 1971 and returned northward after 1973. While there was no clear relation with any of several relevant wind and pressure indices, there were similar trends in sea-surface temperature, salinity and abundance of zooplankton in the NE Atlantic. The displacements of the Gulf Stream are therefore part of a large-scale change encompassing most of the North Atlantic. These changes are either separate manifestations of variations in the global atmospheric circulation, or the changes in the NE Atlantic are the indirect result of variations in the Gulf Stream.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors