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Type of Resource: text

Genre: article

Date Issued: 1982

Publisher: Florida Academy of Sciences.

Place of Publication: Orlando, FL

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 15 p.

Language(s): English

Identifier: FA00007469 (IID)

Note(s): Subsurface temperature data from 8 stations were obtained for 6 wk during thesummer of 1978 to describe seasonal upwelling along the Atlantic coast of Florida just south ofCape Canaveral. Available data show one major upwelling event occurring during the first 3 wkof August. Bottom temperatures suggest that cool water advances rapidly toward the coast, andnearshore water cools by as much as 7°C within 2 wk. A strong thermocline is maintainedthroughout the upwelling event. The available data base is inadequate to resolve the primaryforcing mechanisms, but related studies suggest that upwelling may occur in response to theFlorida Current as much as to the coastal wind field.Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 229This manuscript is an author version with the finalpublication available and may be cited as: Smith, N. P. (1982). Upwelling in Atlantic shelf waters ofSouth Florida. Florida Scientist, 45(2), 125-138.

Subject(s): Atlantic Coast (Fla.)Upwelling (Oceanography)Continental shelf--FloridaFlorida Current

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00007469

Owner Institution: FAU



Autor: Smith, N. P.

Fuente: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A33113



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