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Research article
29 Nov 2019
Research article |  | 29 Nov 2019

Effect of Caribbean Water incursion into the Gulf of Mexico derived from absolute dynamic topography, satellite data, and remotely sensed chlorophyll a

Juan Antonio Delgado, Joël Sudre, Sorayda Tanahara, Ivonne Montes, José Martín Hernández-Ayón, and Alberto Zirino

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In this work, 25 years of daily satellite data on absolute dynamic topography (ADT) show that before 2002 Caribbean Water (CW) was less intrusive inside the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Our results suggests that from 2003 onward, larger volumes of oligotrophic waters from the Caribbean Sea have invaded the western GoM and reduced mean surface Chl a concentrations. A direct comparison between the 1998–2002 and 2009–2014 periods indicates that the Chl a concentration has decreased significantly.