# Question: consider two oceanographic stations aligned in zonal direction west to...

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Consider two oceanographic stations aligned in zonal direction (west to east) and separated by 10 nautical miles, with station A being westward of station B. Average meridional velocity at 500 dbar between the two stations is -0.1 m/s (that is, 10 cm/s southward). What is the geostrophic velocity between the two stations at 200 dbar, if average density between 500 and 200 dbar at station A is 1024.7 kg/m3, and at station B is 1025.3 kg/m3. Assume that 1 dbar = 1 m, and f=10-4 s-1