Accession Number : ADA299607

Title :   Review and Synthesis with R. L. Smith of Recent Progress in Coastal Upwelling Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DUKE UNIV BEAUFORT NC MARINE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Barber, Richard T.

PDF Url : ADA299607

Report Date : 10 AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Coastal upwelling ecosystems are ocean regions where physics and biology combine to produce high rates of chemical, biological and geochemical transformations and fluxes. In 1968 R. L. Smith reviewed coastal upwelling literature, concentrating on physical oceanography; and in 1981 Barber and Smith reviewed and synthesized results from the decade of the l970's with emphasis on ecosystem structure and function. Building on these two reviews, Smith and Barber, for this project, reviewed and synthesized recent progress in understanding the physical, chemical, biological and geological aspects of coastal upwelling. In July 1993, Barber spent one month at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, working with Smith. Smith's synthesis of recent advances in the physical oceanography of coastal upwelling was used as the starting point for our interdisciplinary review; the scope of the review was work which had been published from 1983 to 1993. From that period, 379 papers on coastal upwelling research were found and classified according to regions and processes outlined on the attached sheet. (MM)

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *UPWELLING, OCEAN CURRENTS, ECOSYSTEMS, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, GEOCHEMISTRY, OCEANOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE