California Current


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California Current

n.
A cold current originating in the northern Pacific Ocean and passing southward and then southwestward along the western coast of North America.
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The northern California Current (NCC) system encompasses the northern region of the California Current production zone (approximately 41-49[degrees] N) along the continental shelf and shelf break between northern California and Washington.
Most trajectories crossing the offshore boundary continued offshore and southward, consistent with advection by the California Current System.
Small numbers of mugilid larvae have been collected during annual ichthyoplankton surveys (195 1-1984) conducted in the California Current region; the highest larval concentrations occur in nearshore stations off central and southern Baja California during the summer and fall (Moser et al.
In particular, oceanographic properties of the California Current differ north and south of Cape Blanco (U.
and Coauthors, 2017: Risks of ocean acidification in the California Current food web and fisheries: Ecosystem model projections.
Arthur Miller, University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Arielle Levine, San Diego State University; Junjie Zhang, University of California San Diego: Coastal SEES Collaborative Research: Climate change impacts on the sustainability of key fisheries of the California Current System
In addition to directional flow, the coastal upwelling and the subarctic origin of the California Current pose potential thermal barriers to larval fish.
In the California Current system, strong El Nino years in the positive ENSO phase have been linked to increased downwelling, warmer SSTs, and a deepening of the thermocline observed off Southern California (Sette and Isaacs, 1960; McGowan, 1985; Caldeira et al.
The State of the California Current, 1998-1999: transition to cool-water conditions.
1), is the most abundant groundfish in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) (Sherman, 1991).
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