Limnology and Oceanography
A study of the nutrient-density relationships of Sargasso Sea water reveals a close correlation; Gulf Stream waters are anomalously higher and more variable in nutrients for a given density. Nutrient anomalies can be used in the same way as oxygen anomalies to map the distribution of Caribbean water in sections across the Gulf Stream. They show that contributions of Caribbean water to the Gulf Stream vary greatly from time to time. Oxidative ratios of ΔO : ΔN : ΔP = (−233) : 16.3 : 1.0 were derived from the correlation between oxygen anomalies and nutrients anomalies of Gulf Stream water in the sigma-t range 25.0–26.8.
Original Publication Citation
Stánsson, U., & Atkinson, L. P. (1971). Nutrient-Density Relationships In The Western North Atlantic Between Cape Lookout And Bermuda. Limnology and Oceanography, 16(1), 51-59. doi: 10.4319/lo.1971.16.1.0051
Stefánsson, Unnsteinn and Atkinson, Larry P., "Nutrient-Density Relationships in the Western North Atlantic Between Cape Lookout and Bermuda" (1971). CCPO Publications. 178.