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Global RTOFS Gulf Stream Location

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, 1439-1452

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