Paramo, Jorge, Correa, Marco and Núñez, Samuel (2011) Evidencias de desacople físico-biológico en el sistema de surgencia en La Guajira, Caribe colombiano. Revista de biología marina y oceanografía, 46 (3). pp. 421-430. DOI

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The horizontal and vertical distribution of temperature, salinity, magnitude of winds and Chl-a concentration were described, during the upwelling season in the Guajira, Colombian Caribbean, through hydrographic in situ and satellite information, showing variability in spatial distribution of Chl-a during the season with the maximum trade winds in the region. In both, the winds were mainly N to NE and favorable to coastal upwelling, although with a higher intensity during February of 2006. The changes in sea surface temperature and salinity allowed for the determination of the existence of three main upwelling nuclei: the coastal area between the Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallinas (CV-PG), the zone between Puerto Bolivar and the Cabo de la Vela (PB-CV) and the zone between Santa Marta and the Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (SM-PNNT). At the end of the upwelling season (February 2006), greater winds increase the offshore advection and the depth of the mixed layer, generating a mismatch between the upwelling and the planktonic biomass in the region.

Document Type: Article
Programme Area: UNSPECIFIED
Research affiliation: Ecology > Mangrove Ecology
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: Yes
ISSN: 0718-1957
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2019 14:50
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 13:00

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