The Interannual and Seasonal Variability of Ecosystem Characteristics in the Canary Upwelling: Results of Three-Dimensional Modeling


Gorchakov V.A., Dvornikov A.Yu., Ryabchenko V.A., Pugalova S.S.

Simulation of physical and biogeochemical characteristics of the sea in the Central-Eastern Atlantic including the area of the Canary Upwelling was performed for the period of 1958-2006 using a three-dimensional eco-hydrodynamical model. The model solution has two features: zones of lowered values of surface chlorophyll «a» concentrations and integral primary production in the coastal zone and the presence of a subsurface maximum in vertical distribution of chlorophyll «a» concentration located beneath the layer available for remote sensing.

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