An overview of the literature concerning the oceanography of the eastern North Atlantic region

Mason, E; Coombs, SH; Oliveira, PB. 2005 An overview of the literature concerning the oceanography of the eastern North Atlantic region. Relatorios Cientificos e Tecnicos IPIMAR Serie Digital, 33. 59.

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Abstract/Summary

An overview of the main oceanographic features of the eastern North Atlantic boundary, with emphasis toward the upper layers, is presented. The principal features discussed are: water mass boundaries; forcing by wind, density and tides; topographic features and effects; fronts; upwelling and downwelling; poleward flows; coastal currents; eddies. The occurrence and spatial and seasonal variability of these features is described in five regional sections: Celtic Sea and western English Channel; Bay of Biscay; western Iberia; Gulf of Cadiz; northwest Africa. This paper is intended to provide a base of physical oceanographic knowledge in support of research in fisheries, biological and chemical oceanography, and marine biology.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: Vertical water movement Ocean circulation Water currents Seasonal variations Water masses Bottom topography Celtic Sea English Channel Bay of Biscay Gulf of Cadiz Africa Northwest Portugal Spain North Atlantic
Subjects: Oceanography
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: EPServices Admin
Date made live: 09 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 15:59
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/1795

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