The images presented here show a comparison of two observational
analyses of the Gulf Stream, one from the Naval Oceanographic Office
(NAVOCEANO) and the second from the Naval Eastern Ocean Center
(NAVEASTOCEANCEN) with the Gulf Stream location as determined directly from
the Global RTOFS model, overlaid on maps of the Global RTOFS Sea Surface
Temperature, Sea Surface Height, Surface Currents, and the
high resolution Real-Time Global Sea Surface Temperature
analysis (RTG) product.
The Global RTOFS Gulf stream location is defined as the intersection
of the 12°C isotherm and the 400m isobath (Halkin and Rossby, 1985).
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Halkin, D. and T. Rossby, 1985: The Structure and Transport of the Gulf
Stream at 73°W. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 15,