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JA Martínez ; C Chavanne ; R Durazo ; P Flament ;Ciencias Marinas 2011, 37 (4A)

Author: FA Velázquez-Muñoz

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Ciencias Marinas ISSN: 0185-3880 cmarinas@uabc.mx Universidad Autónoma de Baja California México Velázquez-Muñoz, FA; Martínez, JA; Chavanne, C; Durazo, R; Flament, P Wind-driven coastal circulation in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico Ciencias Marinas, vol.
37, núm.
4A, diciembre, 2011, pp.
443-456 Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Ensenada, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=48020747006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Ciencias Marinas (2011), 37(4A): 443–456 Wind-driven coastal circulation in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico C M Circulación costera forzada por el viento en el golfo de Tehuantepec, México FA Velázquez-Muñoz1*, JA Martínez1, C Chavanne2,3, R Durazo1, P Flament2 1 2 3 Facultad de Ciencias Marinas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Km 103 Carretera Tijuana-Ensenada, Ensenada, CP 22860, Baja California, México. Departament of Oceanography, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK. * Corresponding author.
E-mail: federico.velazquez@uabc.edu.mx ABSTRACT.
Sea surface current measurements and wind stress and sea surface temperature satellite data were used to study the effect of northerly wind events (Tehuanos) on coastal dynamics in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico.
The winter 2005 observations show a significant change in the intensity and direction of surface currents during wind events, which is reflected in an increase in kinetic energy and negative relative vorticity.
The analysis revealed that kinetic energy of the coastal current decreases (increases) in periods when there is absence (presence) of...





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