Chemical and biological structure and transport of a cool filament associated with a jet-eddy system off northern California in July 1986 (OPTOMA21)

Burton Jones, C. N.K. Mooers, M. M. Rienecker, T. Stanton, L. Washburn

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Abstract

Phytoplankton taxa within the filament were characteristic of those found within coastal upwelling regions. The seaward jet associated with the filament resulted in a large transport of nutrients and phytoplankton biomass offshore, but the shoreward flow, downstream from the cyclonic bend, reduced the net transport to the offshore region. Shoreward chlorophyll transport was about 40% of seaward transport, indicating that the meandering jet may supply significant phytoplankton biomass to the offshore region. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume96
Issue numberC12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Palaeontology

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