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Changes in oceanographic fields downstream the Cap Timiris Canyon (Mauritania, Northwest Africa)
Schulz, S.; Zahn, W.; Georgi, F.; Irmisch, A. (1989). Changes in oceanographic fields downstream the Cap Timiris Canyon (Mauritania, Northwest Africa), in: Ros, J.D. (Ed.) Topics in Marine Biology: Proceedings of the 22nd European Marine Biology Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, August 1987. Scientia Marina (Barcelona), 53(2-3): pp. 159-166
In: Ros, J.D. (Ed.) (1989). Topics in Marine Biology: Proceedings of the 22nd European Marine Biology Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, August 1987. Scientia Marina (Barcelona), 53(2-3). Instituto de Ciencias del Mar: Barcelona. 145-754 pp., more
In: Scientia Marina (Barcelona). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Institut de Ciènces del Mar: Barcelona. ISSN 0214-8358, more
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Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Schulz, S.
  • Zahn, W.
  • Georgi, F.
  • Irmisch, A.

Abstract
    In spring 1984, a time series of oceanographic parameters was investigated downstream of Cap Timiris Canyon (off the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, NW Africa). In all observed oceanographic parameters, pronounced variations were detected in time. The results give a hint of a period of nine days, which is supposed to correspond to the effect of the canyon. In the area of the canyon head the effect of freshly upwelled water was observed on the distribution of physical, chemical and biological parameters. The time scales of physical and biological proceses have been compared with the results of plastic bag experiments run parallel to the time series. Because of the short distance between the canyon head and the anchor position, the observed variations are related mainly to changes caused by the canyon, which is partly responsible for the inhomogeneous oceanographic distributions.

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