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Meddy (Hydroform Type)

Component: Hydroform

Unique Identifier: 696

Hydroform Class Water Mass
Hydroform Mesoscale Lens
Hydroform Type Meddy

Definition A lens of water that enters the eastern Atlantic from the Mediterranean Sea, flows down the Continental slope and pinches off at the depth of neutral buoyancy, about 1,000 meters. The salty warm water rotates clockwise and travels slowly westward in the Atlantic, persisting for many months.