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Observation of an anticyclonic vortex trapped above a seamount
Meincke, J. (1972). Observation of an anticyclonic vortex trapped above a seamount, in: Nihoul, J.C.J. (Ed.) Third Liège Colloquium on Ocean Hydrodynamics, University of Liège, 3-8 May 1971. Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège. Sixième Série, II: pp. 17-26
In: Nihoul, J.C.J. (Ed.) (1972). Third Liège Colloquium on Ocean Hydrodynamics, University of Liège, 3-8 May 1971. Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège. Sixième Série, II. Société Royale des Sciences de Liège: Liège. 207 pp., more
In: Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège. Sixième Série. Société Royale des Sciences de Liège: Liege. ISSN 0369-1799, more

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  • Meincke, J.

Abstract
    Observations of stratification and currents in the area of the Great Meteor Seamount indicate the existence of an anticyclonic vortex above the plateau of the seamount. The most likely mechanism for the generation of the vortex was found to be enhanced vertical mixing on the plateau due to vertical shear in tidal currents. The shear is caused by bottom friction and baroclinic modes.

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