Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
A review and analysis of historical and new hydrographic data are presented for the Charleston Bump region. An area of doming isotherms is identified primarily between 31.5° and 34.5°N and the 200 and 400 m isobaths. The highest incidences of doming are found off Long Bay (86%), Cape Fear (38%), and Cape Romain (25%). Evidence suggests that low salinity shelf water collects in the doming area off Long Bay in July and that seasonal fluctuations in the depth of the main thermocline layer in this area are linked to Gulf Stream transport and local winds. At times there is a gradual offshore‐onshore movement of the Gulf Stream opposite Long Bay roughly following the 400 m isobath and at other times an abrupt eastward movement near 32°N. Much of the time there appears to be a direct seasonal relationship between historical seasonal velocity fields and offshore deflection with higher (lower) velocities corresponding to greater (lesser) deflection.
Original Publication Citation
Singer, J. J., Atkinson, L. P., Blanton, J. O., & Yoder, J. A. (1983). Cape Romain and the Charleston Bump: Historical and recent hydrographic observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 88(C8), 4685-4697. doi:10.1029/JC088iC08p04685|
Singer, J.J.; Atkinson, L. P.; Blanton, J. O.; and Yoder, J. A., "Cape Romain and the Charleston Bump: Historical and Recent Hydrographic Observations" (1983). CCPO Publications. 347.