SEASONAL UPWELLING CYCLE ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC.

Warren S. Wooster, Andrew Bakun, Douglas R. McLain

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Abstract

Merchant ship observations are summarized for one-degree squares along the eastern shore of the Atlantic between 7 degree and 44 degree N; monthly averages are prepared for several properties including sea surface temperature and its difference from mid-ocean values, offshore Ekman transport, and surface current. The analysis illustrates the seasonal migration of strong near-shore cooling from near Cap Vert in winter to Morocco and the Portuguese coast in summer, with a band of year-round strong cooling between 20 degree -25 degree N (near Cap Blanc). The distributions of offshore Ekman transport and temperature anomaly are in rough agreement. A seasonal response of the longshore surface current field is indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-141
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Marine Research
Volume34
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

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  • Oceanography

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    Wooster, W. S., Bakun, A., & McLain, D. R. (1976). SEASONAL UPWELLING CYCLE ALONG THE EASTERN BOUNDARY OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC. Journal of Marine Research, 34(2), 131-141.