Excepftonally strong near-bottom flows on the continental rise of nova scotia. Academic Article uri icon


  • Recent current velocity measurements across the lower continental rise of Nova Scotia show a deep equatorwardflow with speeds (maximum, 73 centimeters per second) among the highest recorded for the deep sea. Silicate measurements indicate that this flow usually consists of southern-source (Antarctic) bottom water. These measurements confirm the existence of a second and deeper western boundary flow that was earlier inferredfrom geological observations.

published proceedings

  • Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Richardson, M. J., Wimbush, M., & Mayer, L

citation count

  • 93

complete list of authors

  • Richardson, MJ||Wimbush, M||Mayer, L

publication date

  • August 1981