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Geostrophic transport of Indonesian throughflow


Meyers, G and Bailey, RJ and Worby, AP, Geostrophic transport of Indonesian throughflow, Deep-Sea Research. Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers, 42, (7) pp. 1163-1174. ISSN 0967-0637 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/0967-0637(95)00037-7


The Indonesian throughflow was measured during a six year period, permitting estimates of the mean and mean annual cycle of volume transport. The measurements are based on regularly repeated XBT sections, which were used with the climatological T/S relationship to calculate geostrophic currents relative to 400 m. The mean relative throughflow-transport is found to be 5 × 106 m3/s. Hydrographic data is used to investigate deeper currents and the total throughflow. The mean annual cycle of throughflow-transport has strong annual and semiannual components. The maximum net, relative transport toward the west between Australia and Indonesia is 12 Sv, in August/September. The amplitude and phase of the annual signal vary considerably within the Indonesian region. © 1995.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Worby, AP (Professor Anthony Worby)
ID Code:5366
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:155
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-24

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