The high-velocity core of the Western Boundary Undercurrent at the base of the U.S. continental rise
The Western Boundary Undercurrent is a high-velocity, contour-following bottom current that flows southwesterly on the U.S. Atlantic continental margin. A high-velocity core of the Western Boundary Undercurrent is delineated by an analysis of underlying sediments, which are characterized by coarse particle sizes and efficiently aligned magnetic grains in a zone from 4440 meters at the base of the rise to 5200 meters on the adjacent abyssal plain. Copyright © 1982 AAAS.
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Bulfinch, D., Ledbetter, M., Ellwood, B., & Balsam, W. (1982). The high-velocity core of the Western Boundary Undercurrent at the base of the U.S. continental rise. Science, 215 (4535), 970-973. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.215.4535.970