Rélations hydrométéorologiques sur les côtes du Golfe de Guinée: influence de l'orientation de la côte

Gallardo, Y. (1975) Rélations hydrométéorologiques sur les côtes du Golfe de Guinée: influence de l'orientation de la côte. Documents Scientifiques, Centre de Recherches Océanographiques, Abidjan, 6(1), pp. 71-74.

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Abstract

The Gulf of Guinea is remarkable for its abundant precipitations and negative anomalies of the surface water temperature. This originality comes from the southern monsoon which transfers the cold season to the middle of northern summer up to latitude 10 degrees North. Yearly precipitations, which can vary along the coast, are well in correlation with coast crossing air flow (r=0.71) and with the sea-air temperature difference (r=0.72). Precipitations provide a better correlation with surface temperatures (0.72) than with salinities (-0.63). The wind influence upon negative anomaly of the surface temperature is more clear on N-S coast (r=0.98) than on W-E coast (r=0.73) of the Gulf. Temporal correlations calculated on 16 years of observations in Pointe-Noire are in connection with previous spatial correlations. Coastal hydroclimates are thus likely to be deduced from meteorology.

Item Type: Article
Title: Rélations hydrométéorologiques sur les côtes du Golfe de Guinée: influence de l'orientation de la côte
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Gallardo, Y.
Journal or Publication Title: Documents Scientifiques, Centre de Recherches Océanographiques, Abidjan
Volume: 6
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 71-74
Date: June 1975
Issuing Agency: Centre de Recherches Océanographiques, Côte d'Ivoire
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gulf of Guinea; hydrometeorology; water temperature; coastal hydroclimate; wind; precipitations
Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences
Oceanography
Item ID: 8007
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 12:45
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2012 12:45
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8007

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