Peru–Chile Current System.

Karstensen, Johannes and Ulloa, Osvaldo (2019) Peru–Chile Current System. In: Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences. . Elsevier, ., pp. 437-444. ISBN 978-0-12-813082-7 DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.11335-1.

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The Peru-Chile Current System (PCCS) is the combined name for the equatorward and poleward currents along the Chilean and Peruvian coasts. The PCCS is a “typical” eastern boundary current system with predominately coast parallel equatorward winds, intensive upwelling, and high biological productivity. An important peculiarity of the PCCS is its tight connection to the equatorial Pacific communicating the globally strongest mode of interannual variability, the “El Niño/Southern Oscillation”, into the region. In addition, at intermediate depths, the PCCS region hosts one of the most intense oxygen-minimum zones that reaches from the coastal areas into the open ocean and influences the ecology and biogeochemical cycling in the region.

Document Type: Book chapter
Keywords: Coastal trapped waves; Eastern boundary; Eastern South Pacific; Ecology; ENSO; Fishery; Ocean currents; Oxygen-minimum zone; Upwelling systems; Wind-driven circulation;
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
DOI etc.: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.11335-1
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 13:23
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 13:23

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