Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Distributions of physical, biological, and chemical parameters in Florida Keys coastal waters seaward of the reef track were surveyed on September 9 to 13, 1993, as part of a coordinated multidisciplinary study of surface transport processes. A band of low-salinity water was observed along the shoreward side of the Florida Current over the downstream extent of the survey from Miami to Key West. Biological and chemical indicators within the band, together with its large volume, satellite imagery, and a surface drifter trajectory suggested the recent Mississippi River flood as the source.
Original Publication Citation
Ortner, P. B., Lee, T. N., Milne, P. J., Zika, R. G., Clarke, M. E., Podesta, G. P., . . . Johnson, W. R. (1995). Mississippi River flood waters that reached the Gulf Stream. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 100(C7), 13595-13601. doi:10.1029/95jc01039
Ortner, Peter B.; Lee, Thomas N.; Milne, Peter J.; Zika, Rod G.; Clarke, M. Elizabeth; Podesta, Guillermo P.; Swart, Peter K.; Tester, Patricia A.; Atkinson, Larry P.; and Johnson, Walter R., "Mississippi River Flood Waters That Reached The Gulf Stream" (1995). CCPO Publications. 304.