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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Marine Research|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1976|
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