Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico: Observations and Models by Wilton Sturges, Alexis Lugo-Fernandez

By Wilton Sturges, Alexis Lugo-Fernandez

Published through the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

during this e-book, we describe our present country of data on move within the Gulf of Mexico via 22 papers on the vanguard of study. The view is selective instead of all-inclusive, with fundamental specialise in flow on the sea floor and at intensity, together with nearshore stream. In determining themes, we've got tried to prevent the excellence among observations and types, as either are necessary to improve our knowing of this unparalleled physique of water. we've got additionally written for experts and non-specialists alike in either technology and undefined: when you paintings without delay at the technology linked to the Gulf, and for these whose paintings is determined by the Gulf. And we refer right here to actual oceanography, marine geology, sedimentology, coastal and estuarine technological know-how, in addition to to the petrochemical and fishing industries.Content:

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Walker [this volume] also identified in her dataset a cross-shelf jet moving offshore (eastward flow) near 28°N in the fall of 1993, similar at least qualitatively to previous results in this range of locations by Brooks and Legeckis [1982] and in Figure 1-22 by Nowlin [1972], see also Zavalla-Hidalgo et al [2003b]. Moreover, the off-shelf jet event in the northwestern Gulf, which was observed during the fall of 1993 by Walker [this volume] to be forced by a cyclone over the shelf and an anticyclonic 23 eddy over the slope, further reinforces the importance of eddies in driving outer shelf currents.

Edu/. Leben, R. , (this volume). Altimeter-derived Loop Current metrics. Lee, H . - C , and G. L. Mellor, (2003). Numerical simulation of the Gulf Stream System: The Loop Current and the deep circulation. J. Geophys. 1020/2001CJ001074. Lee, T. , and E. Williams, (1999). Mean distribution and seasonal vari­ ability of coastal currents and temperature in the Florida Keys with implications for larval recruitment. Bull. Mar. Sci. 64, 35-56. , C. Rooth, E. Williams, M. McGowan, A. F. E. Clarke. (1992).

July and August show marked and persistent upwelling during 1992-1994 [Nowlin et al, 1998] in all types of data available (meteorological, satellite, in situ hydrography, and moored current meter). 3-4 by Nowlin et al [1998], and also see the Coastal Zone Color Scanner Map by Biggs and Muelller-Karger [1994], in their Plate 1. Glenn et al [1996] discuss the effects of varying alongshore topography on upwelling, which they found to occur in conjunction with bathymetric features that are somewhat similar to the above noted river delta located around 26°N in the westernmost GOM.

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