Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Research article
28 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 28 Feb 2020

High-resolution physical–biogeochemical structure of a filament and an eddy of upwelled water off northwest Africa

Wilken-Jon von Appen, Volker H. Strass, Astrid Bracher, Hongyan Xi, Cora Hörstmann, Morten H. Iversen, and Anya M. Waite

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