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OS | Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 14, 1207–1221, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1207-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Ocean Sci., 14, 1207–1221, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1207-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 12 Oct 2018

Research article | 12 Oct 2018

Diagnosing transit times on the northwestern North Atlantic continental shelf

Krysten Rutherford and Katja Fennel
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Using a regional model of the northwestern North Atlantic shelves, we calculate transport timescales and pathways in order to understand the transport processes that underlie the rapid oxygen loss, air–sea CO2 flux, and supply of plankton seed populations on the Scotian Shelf. Study results highlight the limited connectivity between the Scotian Shelf and adjacent slope waters; instead, the dominant southwestward currents bring Grand Banks and Gulf of St. Lawrence waters to the Scotian Shelf.
Using a regional model of the northwestern North Atlantic shelves, we calculate transport...
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