Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Research article
24 Oct 2018
Research article |  | 24 Oct 2018

Physical modulation to the biological productivity in the summer Vietnam upwelling system

Wenfang Lu, Lie-Yauw Oey, Enhui Liao, Wei Zhuang, Xiao-Hai Yan, and Yuwu Jiang

Data sets

Cross-Calibrated Multi-Platform Ocean Surface Wind Vector L3.0 First-Look Analyses, Ver. 1 NASA/GSFC/NOAA

Short summary
In this study, we investigate the physical factors controlling the biological production in a coastal upwelling system, the Vietnam boundary upwelling system in the South China Sea. We found that, in addition to the effects from the wind (as a major factor driving the ocean), the ocean circulation could also contribute positively to the production here, which is distinct from other major coastal upwelling systems.