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Wind driven upwelling in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica

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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: 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: March 1, 2003

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