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Andrade Amaya, Carlos Alberto. (1993). Análisis de la velocidad del viento en el Mar Caribe. Boletín Científico CIOH (13). pp. 33-43. doi


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Two years of GEOSAT Exact Repeat Mission (ERM) wind speed measurements in the Caribbean Sea are used to characterize the wint stress field during 1987-88 wind speed contours were made by the average from values taken every 7 kms in a grid of one degree of longitude. Bíased points neer 'and were removed and high frequency no/se was filtered by using a 70 kms spatial running mean wind speed contours were made by. Seasonal wind speed derived from GEOSAT data agrees with previtheous studies in the area. The relaxation of the wind after the windy season and the strong meridional wind gradient in the center of the Caribbean coincide with the formation of anticyclones. This suggest that the wind field influences eddy formation. Also, the windy season goes along with the strongest upwelling signal reported before in the northern southamerican coast.

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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clima. Temperatura. Viento
Geographical coverage : Colombia. Mar Caribe
Depositing User: Dirección General Marítima
ISSN: 0120-0542
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