Some aspects of upwelling in the Gulf of Panama

Schaefer, Milner B. and Bishop, Yvonne M.M. and Howard, Gerald V. (1958) Some aspects of upwelling in the Gulf of Panama. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin, 3(2), pp. 77-132.

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ENGLISH: Strong coastal upwelling occurs in the Gulf of Panama regularly each year during the season, from about January through April, when strong northerly winds are blowing offshore. Because of the evident importance of upwelling to the ecology of the Gulf of Panama, we commenced in the fall of 1954 a study of various physical, chemical, and biological phenomena associated therewith. Observations were taken at bi-weekly intervals at a fixed location in the Gulf (approximately 10 miles SE of Taboga Island) to supplement the serial observations of sea level, sea temperature, and winds that have been gathered for many years by the Panama Canal Company. SPANISH: Cado año, en la estación de enero a abril, cuando los vientos del norte soplan vigorosamente frente a la costa, ocurre en el Golfo de Panamá un fuerte afloramiento costanero. Se cree que este afloramiento periódico en el Golfo de Panamá es responsable de la alta productividad biológica que sostiene considerables cantidades de organismos de importancia comercial. Esta región, por ejemplo, es una fuente importante de la especie Cetengraulis mysticetus) pez de carnada para el atún, (Alverson y Shimada, 1957) y mantiene una considerable pesca de camarones llamados langostinos (Burkenroad, Obarrio y Mendoza,1955). (PDF contains 54 pages.)

Item Type: Article
Title: Some aspects of upwelling in the Gulf of Panama
Personal Creator/Author:
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Schaefer, Milner B.
Bishop, Yvonne M.M.
Howard, Gerald V.
Journal or Publication Title: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin
Volume: 3
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 77-132
Date: 1958
Issuing Agency: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Additional Information: This article is bilingual and contains both Spanish and English translations.
Uncontrolled Keywords: upwelling; Gulf of Panama; afloramiento; Golfo de Panamá
Subjects: Oceanography
Item ID: 2997
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 12:31
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:08
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2997

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