Some aspects of the temperature, oxygen and nutrient distributions in Monterey Bay, California. Annual Report, Part 1, 1973

Smethie, William M. (1973) Some aspects of the temperature, oxygen and nutrient distributions in Monterey Bay, California. Annual Report, Part 1, 1973. Moss Landing, CA, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, (Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Technical Publication, 73-1)

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Abstract

Seasonal variations in temperature, dissolved oxygen, and nutrients in the nearshore areas and in the canyon area of Monterey Bay, California during 1971-1972 were similar~ During upwelling periods, however, water in the nearshore areas was higher in temperature and oxygen and lower in nutrients than water in the canyon area~ This was caused by upwelled water moving north and south of the canyon into counterclockwise and clockwise flow in the northern and southern ends of the bay respectively. The water was heated by insolation and depleted of its nutrients by photosynthesis during this movement. The residence time of water in the nearshore northern and southern bay during upwelling is estimated to be 3 to 8 days, and this fits well into the above circulation pattern and average measured current velocities of 10 to 15 cm/sec~ There is sorne evidence that this circulation pattern and the estimated residence time may be also valid for on-upwelling periods. Upwelling apparently occurred in Monterey Submarine Canyon at rates of 0.4 to 2.9 m/day and was stronger in 1971 than 1972. (PDF contains 107 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Some aspects of the temperature, oxygen and nutrient distributions in Monterey Bay, California. Annual Report, Part 1, 1973
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Smethie, William M.
Series Name: Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Technical Publication
Number: 73-1
Date: 1973
Publisher: Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Place of Publication: Moss Landing, CA
Latitude: 36.799
Longitude: -121.901
Issuing Agency: Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Uncontrolled Keywords: Monterey Bay, Chemical Oceanography
Subjects: Oceanography
Item ID: 2648
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2009 23:32
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:44
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2648

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