Heat Transport by Currents Across 25°N Latitude in the Atlantic Ocean

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Science  22 Feb 1980:
Vol. 207, Issue 4433, pp. 884-886
DOI: 10.1126/science.207.4433.884


The heat transported by currents across 25°N in the Atlantic Ocean is estimated from oceanographic measurements to be 1.1 x 1015 watts northward. This figure agrees, within estimated error, with the value obtained from charts of energy exchange between ocean and atmosphere but is smaller by a factor of 2 than the recent value derived from satellite radiation measurements.