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By Wilton Sturges, Alexis Lugo-Fernandez

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during this booklet, we describe our present nation of data on move within the Gulf of Mexico via 22 papers on the vanguard of study. The view is selective instead of all-inclusive, with basic specialize in move on the sea floor and at intensity, together with nearshore move. In picking out issues, we now have tried to prevent the excellence among observations and versions, as either are necessary to strengthen our figuring out of this remarkable physique of water. we have now additionally written for experts and non-specialists alike in either technological know-how and undefined: if you paintings without delay at the technology linked to the Gulf, and for these whose paintings will depend on the Gulf. And we refer the following to actual oceanography, marine geology, sedimentology, coastal and estuarine technology, in addition to to the petrochemical and fishing industries.Content:

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Geophys. Res. , 26, 2 2 3 9 - 2 2 4 2 . Hofmann, E. E. and S. J. Worley, (1986). An investigation of the circulation of the Gulf of Mexico. J. Geophys. , 91, 14,221-14,238. Hu C , F. E. Miiller-Karger, D. C. Biggs, K. L. Carder, B. Nababan, D. Nadeau, and J. Vanderbloemen, (2003). Comparison of ship and satellite bio-optical measurements on the continental margin of the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Intl. J. Remote Sensing, 24, 2597-2612. Huh, O. , W. J. Wiseman, Jr. and L. J. , (1981). Intrusion of Loop Current waters onto the west Florida continental shelf.

Glenn et al [1996] discuss the effects of varying alongshore topography on upwelling, which they found to occur in conjunction with bathymetric features that are somewhat similar to the above noted river delta located around 26°N in the westernmost GOM. Zavala-Hidalgo et al [2003b] have recently presented an updated view of the upwelling regime along the Mexican coast (~ south of Brownsville) in the western Gulf. The geo­ graphical components of the shelf regime along the Mexican 24 A SYNOPSIS OF THE CIRCULATION IN THE GULF OF MEXICO AND ON ITS CONTINENTAL MARGINS coast in the southwestern Gulf were called (their Figure 1) by Zavala-Hidalgo et al.

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