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Warm Core Ring (Hydroform Type)

Component: Hydroform

Unique Identifier: 658

Hydroform Class Current
Hydroform Mesoscale Eddy
Hydroform Type Warm Core Ring

Definition An eddy that form when a boundary current pinches off a parcel of warmer water. The ring measures 100-200 kilometers and extends to 1,500 meters depth. The warm water in the core tends to be less productive than the colder, nutrient rich waters in the ring.