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Abstract

3400 NOAA GAC satellite images covering the Northwest African upwelling area have been processed to sea surface temperature (SST) maps. An SST upwelling index has been computed and is analysed for seasonal and spatial variabilities. An Ekman upwelling index has been computed from the large scale wind field and the two indices compared. The analysis shows a consistent agreement at the large scale, but a complicated and often diverse relationship at mesoscale.

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Authors: NYKJAER L, JRC Ispra (IT);VAN CAMP L, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1992 European International Space Year Conference, München (DE), March 30 - April 4, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36663 ORA
Record Number: 199210820 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en