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Title: Chlorophyll increase due to internal waves on the shelf break of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands)
Authors: Sangrá Inciarte, Pablo 
Basterretxea Oyarzabal, Gotzon
Pelegrí Llopart, José Luis 
Arístegui, J. 
UNESCO Clasification: 2510 Oceanografía
Keywords: Chlorophyll
Internal waves
Island mass effect
Gran Canaria (Canary Islands)
Issue Date: 2001
Journal: Scientia Marina 
Conference: Workshop and Conference on Oceanography
Abstract: This paper shows observational evidence of internal wave generation and mixing in the southwest shelf-breakregion of Gran Canaria Island. Signals of periodic internal motion and related mixing events were detected through largepycnocline variations and subcritical gradient Richardson events. Broad areas of homogeneous dense water over the slope,where the vertical temperature field displays a wave-like pattern, provide further evidences of internal wave mixing in thisregion. The observed diapycnal chlorophyll transport matches with mixing events, suggesting a periodic nutrient supply tothe euphotic zone through internal wave mixing. We postulate that internal wave mixing may be an important mechanismcontributing to the biological enhancement reported southwest of Gran Canaria Island.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/1594
ISSN: 0214-8358
Source: Scientia Marina [ISSN 0214-8358], v. 65 (Suppl. 1), p. 89-97
URL: http://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=2568770
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