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FY 1996

Direct evidence for northward flow on the northwestern Bering Sea Shelf

Overland, J.E., P.J. Stabeno, and S.A. Salo

J. Geophys. Res., 101(C4), 8971–8976, doi: 10.1029/96JC00205 (1996)

During the summer of 1994 a satellite-tracked drifter transited from the southeastern Bering Sea slope through Bering Strait by a route westward along the slope and then northward through Anadyr Canyon and Strait. The trajectory emphasizes the importance of a western location of northward flow on the Bering Sea shelf. The transit time was 2 months from Cape Navarin to Bering Strait with northward drift velocities of 5–40 cm/s.

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