Layer of Abnormally Cold Bottom Water over Southern Aves Ridge

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Science  25 Mar 1966:
Vol. 151, Issue 3717, pp. 1525-1526
DOI: 10.1126/science.151.3717.1525


A thermograd record obtained over the Ayes Ridge indicated existence, at the time of observation, of a cold layer of water in the lowest 13 meters, undergoing high-frequency internal oscillations. The great discontinuity in temperature across the sedimnent-water interface and the lack of agreement with the normal temperature structure indicate that the layer was a transient feature. This abnormal condition may be related to the passage of a hurricane 3 days earlier.

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