Thermocline topography, horizontal currents and “ridging” in the Eastern Tropical Pacific

Cromwell, Townsend (1958) Thermocline topography, horizontal currents and “ridging” in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin, 3(3), pp. 133-164.

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ENGLISH: A primary objective of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission is a knowledge of the ecology of tunas which inhabit the Eastern Tropical Pacific. This paper presents some results of the work in physical oceanography, which, it is hoped, will be useful to the biological work and at the same time of interest to physical oceanographers. The work presented here was begun in connection with simple observable facts; the thermocline is very close to the sea surface in a region off Costa Rica (Wooster and Cromwell, 1958), and this region is biologically productive (Holmes, et al. 1957; Brandhorst, 1958). It is the main object of this study to describe and explain these facts, insofar as possible. SPANISH: Uno de los principales objetivos de la Comisión Interamericana del Atún Tropical es el conocimiento de la ecología de los atunes que viven en el Pacífico Oriental Tropical. Este informe presenta algunos de los resultados del estudio en oceanografía física, los cuales se espera que serán útiles en la investigación biológica y, al mismo tiempo, de interés para los oceanógrafos físicos. El trabajo presentado aquí se inició en conexión con sencillos hechos observables; mar afuera de Costa Rica, la termoclina queda muy cerca de la superficie del mar (Wooster y Cromwell, 1958) y esta región es biológicamente productiva (Holmes, el al., 1957; Brandhorst, 1958). El objeto principal de este estudio es describir y explicar estos hechos, hasta donde sea posible. (PDF contains 32 pages.)

Item Type: Article
Title: Thermocline topography, horizontal currents and “ridging” in the Eastern Tropical Pacific
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Cromwell, Townsend
Journal or Publication Title: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin
Volume: 3
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 133-164
Date: 1958
Issuing Agency: Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
Additional Information: This article is bilingual and contains both Spanish and English translations.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thermocline topography; horizontal currents; Eastern Tropical Pacific; Topografía de la termoclina; corrientes horizontales; Pacifico Oriental Tropical
Subjects: Oceanography
Item ID: 2998
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 12:31
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:08
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2998

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