Articles | Volume 18, issue 4
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-1131-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-18-1131-2022
Research article
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01 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 01 Aug 2022

The role of wind, mesoscale dynamics, and coastal circulation in the interannual variability of the South Vietnam Upwelling, South China Sea – answers from a high-resolution ocean model

Thai To Duy, Marine Herrmann, Claude Estournel, Patrick Marsaleix, Thomas Duhaut, Long Bui Hong, and Ngoc Trinh Bich

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The South Vietnam Upwelling develops in the coastal and offshore regions of the southwestern South China Sea under the influence of summer monsoon winds. Cold, nutrient-rich waters rise to the surface, where photosynthesis occurs and is essential for fishing activity. We have developed a very high-resolution model to better understand the factors that drive the variability of this upwelling at different scales: daily chronology to summer mean of wind and mesoscale to regional circulation.