Southward Flow under the Florida Current

Science  30 Jul 1971:
Vol. 173, Issue 3995, pp. 428-430
DOI: 10.1126/science.173.3995.428


High-resolution current profiles were obtained in the Florida Straits by means of a new technique. Large temporal variations in the current profiles were observed. At times extensive southward flow, with speeds up to 30 centimeters per second, was recorded in the lower half of the water column.