Figure 1.
Schematic of circulation patterns in the deep western North Atlantic (updated from Schmitz and McCartney [1993] by M.S. McCartney, pers. comm. to L. Keigwin, 1995). The thin lines represent streamlines of two recirculating gyres with approximate transport in Sverdrups (1 Sv = 106 m3/s). Thick lines represent generalized flow direction of AABW and NADW, which contribute to the Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC). The stippled pattern marks the region marked by high surface eddy kinetic energy (EKE), deep EKE, and deep suspended sediment. Note that in this scheme the southern recirculating gyre, over the Bermuda Rise, is the mixing zone for northern and southern origin waters and that true "NADW" is formed in that mixing zone.

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