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dc.contributor.authorPortela, Estheres_ES
dc.contributor.authorBeier, Emilioes_ES
dc.contributor.authorBarton, Eric D.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorCastro, Rubénes_ES
dc.contributor.authorGodínez, Víctor M.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorPalacios-Hernández, Emilioes_ES
dc.contributor.authorFiedler, Paul C.es_ES
dc.contributor.authorSánchez-Velasco, Lauraes_ES
dc.contributor.authorTrasviña, Armandoes_ES
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Physical Oceanography 46(10): 3069-3081 (2016)es_ES
dc.description13 páginas, 8 figuras, 2 tablases_ES
dc.description.abstractThe seasonal variations and the interactions of the water masses in the tropical Pacific off central Mexico (TPCM) and four surrounding areas were examined based on an extensive new hydrographic database. The regional water masses were redefined in terms of absolute salinity (SA) and conservative temperature (Θ) according to the Thermodynamic Equation of Seawater 2010 (TEOS-10). Hydrographic data and the evaporation minus (precipitation + runoff) balance were used to investigate the origin and seasonality of two salinity minima in the area. The shallow (50–100 m) salinity minimum originates with the California Current System and becomes saltier as it extends southeastward and mixes with tropical subsurface waters while the surface salinity minimum extends farther north in the TPCM in summer and fall because of the northward advection of tropical surface waters. The interactions between water masses allow a characterization of the seasonal pattern of circulation of the Mexican Coastal Current (MCC), the tropical branch of the California Current, and the flows through the entrance of the Gulf of California. The seasonality of the MCC inferred from the distribution of the water masses largely coincides with the geostrophic circulation forced by an annual Rossby wavees_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis is a product of the project CONACyT (SEP2011–168034-T), with collaboration from the following sources: CONACyT Projects 168034-T, T-9201, 4271P-T, 38797-T, 26653-T, 1076-T9201, 4271PT9601, C01–25343; 38834-T, C02-44870F,G34601-S, and 103898; Naval Postgraduate School; NOC-US; NOAA (GC04– 219); and the regular UABC budget through Projects 4009, 4015, 0324, 0333, and 0352. Funding came from CONACyT, México through the Grant 1329234 for the Ph.D. studies of Esther Portelaes_ES
dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Societyes_ES
dc.relation.isversionofPublisher's versiones_ES
dc.subjectWater masseses_ES
dc.titleWater Masses and Circulation in the Tropical Pacific off Central Mexico and Surrounding Areases_ES
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer reviewedes_ES
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