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OS | Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Ocean Sci., 16, 951–963, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-951-2020
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Ocean Sci., 16, 951–963, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-951-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 06 Aug 2020

Research article | 06 Aug 2020

Wind variability in the Canary Current during the last 70 years

Nerea Marrero-Betancort et al.

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We analyzed changes in wind patterns during the last 70 years (1948–2017) in the Canary Current area, located in one of the major upwelling regions in the world, using monthly NCEP wind data. Results demonstrate that trade winds were quite stable in direction but suffered a significant net decrease of 1 m s−1 in intensity. We also found significant correlations between the NAO index and the wind direction and intensity, specifically in winter, and between the AMO index and the wind direction.
We analyzed changes in wind patterns during the last 70 years (1948–2017) in the Canary Current...
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