Ocean Sci. Discuss., 10, 539-553, 2013
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Transport of AABW through the Kane Gap, tropical NE Atlantic
E. G. Morozov1, R. Yu. Tarakanov1, and H. van Haren2
1Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nakhimovsky pr. 36, Moscow, 117997 Russia
2Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), P.O. 59, 1790 AB, Den Burg, the Netherlands

Abstract. We study low-frequency flow of Antarctic Bottom Water through the Kane Gap (9° N) in the Atlantic. The measurements in the Kane Gap include five visits with CTD sections in 2009–2012 and a year-long record of currents using three AquaDopp current-meters. We found an alternating regime of flow, which changes direction several times during a year. The velocities reach 0.21 m s−1. The transport of Antarctic Bottom Water (< 1.9 °C) based on the mooring and LADCP data varies by ± 0.3 Sv.

Citation: Morozov, E. G., Tarakanov, R. Yu., and van Haren, H.: Transport of AABW through the Kane Gap, tropical NE Atlantic, Ocean Sci. Discuss., 10, 539-553, doi:10.5194/osd-10-539-2013, 2013.
 
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