Wind driven upwelling in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica
Abstract:Using satellite sensor data and information from local meteorological stations, a transient upwelling event in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica, has been observed during the period 6-8 March 1997 in coincidence with strong upwelling in the Gulf of Papagayo. Strong north-easterlies funnelled through two mountain passes are responsible for this feature, observed intermittently between November and March.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Laboratorio de Oceanografía, Universidad Nacional, Apdo 86-3000, Costa Rica; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 2: College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA 3: NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, FL 33148, USA 4: Laboratorio de Química Marina, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica
Publication date: 2003-03-01