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(abstract) Seasonal Variability in Coastal Upwelling: A Comparison of Four Coastal Upwelling Sites from SpaceCoastal upwelling of subsurface nutrient-rich water occurs along the eastern boundary of the ocean basins and leads to high primary production and fish catches. In this study satellite observations are used to compare the seasonal cycle in wind forcing and in the oceanic and biological response of the major coastal upwelling regions associated with the Canary, Benguela, California, and Humboldt Currents.
Document ID
20060036580
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Carr, Mary-Elena
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1996
Subject Category
Oceanography
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Current California Current Canary Current Benguela Current
upwelling fisheries phytoplankton ocean currents chlorophyll water temperature
ocean currents meteorology atmospherics climatology oceanography Humboldt