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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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.
Northern right whale dolphin is 1 of 3 cold-temperate species strongly associated with the California Current system.
Well offshore of the western North American continental shelf break, a broad equatorward flow known as the California Current exists year round.
Dekens also presented research on temperature variations along the California coast during the early Pliocene, providing insight into how climate change may affect the ocean currents that drive regional and global climate patterns, for example the California current which produces California's coastal fog and cold sea temperatures.
Abstract--The coastal Pacific Ocean off northern and central California encompasses the strongest seasonal upwelling zone in the California Current ecosystem.
The suit is brought by a former OneSource Human Resource manager and seeks restitution for all affected California current and former employees in the form of back wages, penalties, interest, and attorneys fees.
This region also has regular upwelling, which is a dominant feature of the California Current system and in the Columbia River plume region, and it ultimately determines the amount of primary, and probably secondary, production within this system (Hickey and Banas, 2003).
These species represent a Acontrol@ in assessing the relative effects of fisheries and environment on the fish populations of the California Current region.
Extreme values for the California Current range from 2 to 10 c m/sec (Hickey 1993).
Bonefish are oviparous and presumably have planktonic eggs; larvae are rare in collections from the California Current region, although they are common and widespread in the Gulf of California (Moser et al.
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