An array of near-bottom current meters was set on the continental rise and slope near Site D in the autumn, 1970. At the junction of the slope and rise and over the slope the low-frequency (less than 1 c.p.d.) flow was predominantly along depth contours, and flow across depth contours was dominated by higher frequencies. The low-frequency kinetic energy decays in both directions away from a mooring position near the slope-rise junction....