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

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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.