A comparison is made between the geostrophic transport across selected latitudes in the North Atlantic Ocean and the theoretical transport as derived from the Sverdrup relationship. In the subtropical gyre these agree to within the error estimates. At 32°N and 24°N the interior geostrophic transports compare well with the measured values in the Florida Straits off Jacksonville.
Leetmaa, Ants, Pearn Niiler, and Henry Stommel. 1977. "Does the Sverdrup relation account for the Mid-Atlantic circulation?." Journal of Marine Research 35, (1). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/1381