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dc.contributor.authorPelegrí Llopart, José Luisen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeña Izquierdo, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMachín, Franciscoen_US
dc.contributor.authorPresas-Navarro, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMachín, F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-23T11:44:54Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-23T11:44:54Z-
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-94-024-1023-5-
dc.identifier.isbn9789402410211
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10553/30717-
dc.description.abstractThe Cape Verde (CV) Basin is the site of fronts and currents that function as both barriers and connectors between the tropical and subtropical oceans. Here we review former studies and analyze historical, satellite and numerical data in order to portray the oceanography of the CV Basin, with emphasis on its eastern boundary- the Mauritania Slope (MS) Ocean. This is complemented with the analysis of novel hydrographic data from the continental slope. The CV Basin is a dynamic region, forced by seasonally varying winds that drive both coastal and offshore upwelling, the latter linked to the Guinea Dome. Its circulation is controlled by the seasonally changing Dome to the south and southwest, with associated cyclonic currents, and by the CV frontal system to the north, with along-slope flow convergence and offshore export. The MS Ocean is the site of the Poleward Undercurrent, undistinguishable from the offshore Mauritania Current during winter-spring. The predominant thermocline water-mass is the nutrient-rich South Atlantic Central Water, almost pure in upper layers (100-300 m)-providing for the high primary production in the entire region-and with substantial North-Atlantic contribution in its lower part (300-550 m)-in what constitutes the poorly-ventilated low oxygen minimum zone nutrient concentrations keep increasing with depth until the core of the Antarctic Intermediate Waters (700-800 m). The CV Basin holds both the highest primary production and lowest oxygen concentrations for the entire tropical and subtropical North Atlantic gyres, with extensive implications on fisheries, but yet remains a largely unexplored oceanic region.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofDeep-Sea Ecosystems Off Mauritania: Research of Marine Biodiversity and Habitats in the Northwest African Margin
dc.sourceDeep-Sea Ecosystems Off Mauritania: Research of Marine Biodiversity and Habitats in the Northwest African Margin, p. 119-153en_US
dc.subject25 Ciencias de la tierra y del espacioen_US
dc.subject251001 Oceanografía biológicaen_US
dc.subject2510 Oceanografía-
dc.subject.otherCape Verde basinen_US
dc.subject.otherCape Verde frontal systemen_US
dc.subject.otherGuinea domeen_US
dc.subject.otherMauritania slope oceanen_US
dc.subject.otherNorthwest Africaen_US
dc.subject.otherPoleward undercurrenten_US
dc.subject.otherPrimary productionen_US
dc.subject.otherUpwellingen_US
dc.subject.otherWater masses oxygen minimum zonesen_US
dc.titleOceanography of the Cape Verde Basin and Mauritanian slope watersen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/bookPartes
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/bookParten_US
dc.typeBookes
dc.typeBookes
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-94-024-1023-5_3
dc.identifier.scopus85035361292
dc.identifier.urlhttp://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85035361292-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid7003869003
dc.contributor.authorscopusid55246098700
dc.contributor.authorscopusid6602804374
dc.contributor.authorscopusid35175016800
dc.contributor.authorscopusid57197858857
dc.description.lastpage153-
dc.description.firstpage119-
dc.investigacionCienciasen_US
dc.type2Capítulo de libroen_US
dc.date.coverdateSeptiembre 2017
dc.identifier.ulpgces
item.fulltextSin texto completo-
item.grantfulltextnone-
crisitem.author.deptGIR Oceanografía Física y Geofísica Aplicada-
crisitem.author.deptDepartamento de Física-
crisitem.author.deptGIR Oceanografía Física y Geofísica Aplicada-
crisitem.author.deptDepartamento de Física-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-4281-6804-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-4281-6804-
crisitem.author.parentorgDepartamento de Física-
crisitem.author.parentorgDepartamento de Física-
crisitem.author.fullNameMachín Jiménez, Francisco José-
crisitem.author.fullNameMachín Jiménez, Francisco José-
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