An estimate of the upwelling rate in the equatorial Atlantic based on the distribution of bomb radiocarbon
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1978 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012)
Volume 83, Issue C12, pages 6179–6186, 20 December 1978
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1978), An estimate of the upwelling rate in the equatorial Atlantic based on the distribution of bomb radiocarbon, J. Geophys. Res., 83(C12), 6179–6186, doi:10.1029/JC083iC12p06179., , and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 JUN 1978
- Manuscript Received: 3 MAR 1978
As shown by the Geosecs results the equatorial Atlantic Ocean has both a lower water column inventory and a lower surface water concentration of bomb-produced radiocarbon than do the temperate waters to the north and south. This anomaly can only be explained by equatorial upwelling. For the equatorial zone as a whole this rate must be about 17 sverdrups.