A coastal geostrophic, baroclinic jet in the Gulf of Alaska is driven seasonally by fresh water discharge and winds. The narrow current (<20 km) has a mean transport of 0.24 × 106 m3 s-1 (relative to 100 db) and velocities in excess of 66 cm s-1. The jet reaches a maximum in autumn, coincident with maximum fresh water discharge along the coast....
Royer, Thomas C.. 1981. "Baroclinic transport in the Gulf of Alaska Part II. A fresh water driven coastal current." Journal of Marine Research 39, (2). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/1543