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dc.contributor.authorBiggs, D.C.en_US
dc.contributor.otherJournal of Geophysical Research.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:11:12Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:11:12Z
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/22613
dc.descriptionp. 2143-2154.en_US
dc.description.abstractArgos drift buoy trajectory data showed that a region of anticyclonic circulation about 100 km in diameter was present over the upper continental slope of the NW corner of the Gulf of Mexico in September-October, 1988. Guided by these data, Texas A&M University scientists joined by colleagues from Mexico's Direccion General de Oceanografia Naval surveyed the area from October 17-22 on R/V Gyre cruise 88G-05 with a dense grid of conductivity- temperature-depth and expendable bathythermograph stations. The presence of a subsurface salinity maximum greater than 36.5 psu within the upper 150m of this anticyclone indicated that it had originated as a warm-core eddy of the Loop Current; however, a maximum of only 36.54 psu at o=25.5 in contrast to as much as 36.88 psu at this density surface in a fresh ring indicated that this feature had spent many months in the western gulf since its separation from the Loop Current. Biologically, the warm-core ring was oligotrophic: its surface waters were generally depleted in nitrate to depths of more than 100 m, and chlorophyll standing stocks (< 20 mg/m squared), primary productivity (< 0.4 mg C/(m cubed)(h), and zooplankton biomass (only 4 mL 100/m cubed day and 6 mL 100/m cubed night in the upper 200 m) were all extremely low.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries4919.00en_US
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dc.subjectnutrientsen_US
dc.subjectplanktonen_US
dc.subjectproductivityen_US
dc.subjectsamplingen_US
dc.subjectbathymetric dataen_US
dc.subjectdataen_US
dc.subjectbathymetryen_US
dc.subjectgeological dataen_US
dc.subjecttemperatureen_US
dc.subjectdepthen_US
dc.subjectbiomassen_US
dc.subjectzooplanktonen_US
dc.subjectproductivityen_US
dc.subjectbiological productionen_US
dc.titleNutrients, plankton, and productivity in a warm-core ring in the Western Gulf of Mexico.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.vol-issue97(C2)en_US
dc.geo-codeNorthwestern Gulf of Mexicoen_US
dc.geo-codeGalvestonen_US
dc.locationGalveston Bay Collection; TAMUG periodical collection.en_US
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