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dc.contributor.authorSeo, Hyodae  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBrink, Kenneth H.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorDorman, Clive E.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorKoracin, Darko  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Christopher A.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T14:50:29Z
dc.date.available2014-10-22T08:57:23Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-09
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Geophysical Research 117 (2012): C08012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/5379
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2012. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Geophysical Research 117 (2012): C08012, doi:10.1029/2012JC008016.en_US
dc.description.abstractAnalysis of sea surface temperature (SST) from coastal buoys suggests that the summertime over-shelf water temperature off the U.S. West Coast has been declining during the past 30 years at an average rate of −0.19°C decade−1. This cooling trend manifests itself more strongly off south-central California than off Oregon and northern California. The variability and trend in the upwelling north of off San Francisco are positively correlated with those of the equatorward wind, indicating a role of offshore Ekman transport in the north. In contrast, Ekman pumping associated with wind stress curls better explains the stronger and statistically more significant cooling trend in the south. While the coast-wide variability and trend in SST are strongly correlated with those of large-scale modes of climate variability, they in general fail to explain the southward intensification of the trend in SST and wind stress curl. This result suggests that the local wind stress curl, often topographically forced, may have played a role in the upwelling trend pattern.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipH.S. acknowledges the WHOI supports from the Coastal Research Fund in Support of Scientific Staff, the Penzance Endowed Fund in Support of Assistant Scientists, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowed Fund for Innovative Research. K.B. and C.E. acknowledge support by the National Science Foundation through grants OCE-1059632 and OCE 1061434.en_US
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dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1029/2012JC008016
dc.subjectCoastal upwellingen_US
dc.subjectMultidecadal trenden_US
dc.subjectWind stress curlen_US
dc.titleWhat determines the spatial pattern in summer upwelling trends on the U.S. West Coast?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.embargo2013-03-09en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2012JC008016


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