Subtropical Atlantic Climate Studies: Introduction

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Science  18 Jan 1985:
Vol. 227, Issue 4684, pp. 292-295
DOI: 10.1126/science.227.4684.292


This report is an introduction to the accompanying collection of reports that present the results of a 2-year period of intensive monitoring of the Florida Current. Both direct observing systems (ship-deployed current profilers and moored current meters) and indirect observing systems (coastal tide gauge stations, bottom pressure gauge arrays, a submarine cable, acoustic arrays, and radar installations) were used to measure temperature and volume transport.