Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Review article
11 May 2023
Review article |  | 11 May 2023

Physical processes and biological productivity in the upwelling regions of the tropical Atlantic

Peter Brandt, Gaël Alory, Founi Mesmin Awo, Marcus Dengler, Sandrine Djakouré, Rodrigue Anicet Imbol Koungue, Julien Jouanno, Mareike Körner, Marisa Roch, and Mathieu Rouault


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1354', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Jan 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Peter Brandt, 28 Mar 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1354', Erik van Sebille, 28 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Peter Brandt, 28 Mar 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Peter Brandt on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Apr 2023) by Erik van Sebille
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Apr 2023)
RR by Erik van Sebille (16 Apr 2023)
ED: Publish as is (16 Apr 2023) by Erik van Sebille
AR by Peter Brandt on behalf of the Authors (17 Apr 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Tropical upwelling systems are among the most productive ecosystems globally. The tropical Atlantic upwelling undergoes a strong seasonal cycle that is forced by the wind. Local wind-driven upwelling and remote effects, particularly via the propagation of equatorial and coastal trapped waves, lead to an upward and downward movement of the nitracline. Turbulent mixing results in upward supply of nutrients. Here, we review the different physical processes responsible for biological productivity.