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Chlorophyll variability in eastern boundary currents Public Deposited

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  • The first three years of SeaWiFS data (1997-2000) provide the most complete quantification to date of chlorophyll seasonal variability along the full latitudinal extent of the four major eastern boundary currents (EBCs). Comparisons to previously published chlorophyll seasonal climatologies deduced from the relatively sparse coverage provided by the Coastal Zone Color Scanners (CZCS) show significant differences in both southern hemisphere EBCs, while northern hemisphere regions are qualitatively similar. Comparisons between chlorophyll and cross-shelf Ekman transport seasonal cycles, calculated from coincident satellite scatterometer data, show seasonal maxima have similar phases over most of the California Current, at higher (>32ºS) latitutdes in the Peru-Chile and Bengela Currents (>30ºS) and at lowest latitudes (<20ºS) in the Canary Current. Latitudinal zones within which phases diverge are indicative of alternate and/or more distant forcing.
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  • Thomas, A. C., Carr, M. E., and Strub, P. T., 2001, Chlorophyll variability in eastern boundary currents: Geophys. Res. Lettr., v. 28, p. 3,421-3,424.
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  • Funding for ACT came from NASA grants NAG5-6558 and 6604 and NSF grants OCE-9711919 and 0000899 (U.S. GLOBEC program). Funding for MEC came from the NASA Ocean Biogeochemistry Program and for PTS from JPL 126714 (Jason-1), NSF OCE-0000900 (U.S. GLOBEC program) and NASA grant NAG5-6604. Contribution number 188 from the U.S. GLOBEC Program.
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