The annual cycle of riverine influence in the eastern Gulf of Mexico basin

  title={The annual cycle of riverine influence in the eastern Gulf of Mexico basin},
  author={Steven L. Morey and William W. Schroeder and James J. O’Brien and Jorge Zavala-Hidalgo},
[1] The annual cycle of the surface salinity field in the eastern Gulf of Mexico (GoM) basin is investigated with a numerical model and observational data. A tongue of low salinity water is evident in the model climatology spreading southward from the Mississippi Alabama Florida (MAFLA) shelf and De Soto Canyon in the summer. The model salinity climatology along this path compares well to historical observations. This climatological feature is a consequence of the seasonal availability of low… CONTINUE READING

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