Previous research suggested that the intrusion of low-nutrient Gulf Stream water into the Mid-Atlantic Bight would reduce productivity, but a new study finds that it can also lead to chlorophyll hot spots.
Observations of tiny vortices in the ocean interior provide hints of a dynamic richness of the deep ocean that we are yet to fully appreciate.
Hurricanes Jose and Maria temporarily decelerated this powerful ocean current’s flow last year, according to data from an ocean glider that rode the stream between Florida and Massachusetts.
Oleander Workshop II: 25 Years of Operations; Narragansett, Rhode Island, 26–27 October 2016
Westward migration of the wavelike Gulf Stream pattern could have big effects on ocean mixing and heat transport off the U.S. East Coast.
A pronounced contrast in salinity between the Gulf Stream and current rings makes satellite salinity measurements valuable.