The effects of river discharge and seasonal winds on the shelf off southeastern South America

@inproceedings{Mller2008TheEO,
  title={The effects of river discharge and seasonal winds on the shelf off southeastern South America},
  author={Osmar Olinto M{\"o}ller and Alberto R. Piola and Ana Cristina Freitas and Edmo J. D. Campos},
  year={2008}
}
The Rio de la Plata waters form a low salinity tongue that affects the circulation, stratification and the distributions of nutrients and biological species over a wide extent of the adjacent continental shelf. The plume of coastal waters presents a seasonal meridional displacement reaching lower latitudes (28°S) during austral winter and 32°S during summer. Historical data suggests that the wind causes the alongshore shift, with southwesterly (SW) winds forcing the plume to lower latitudes in… CONTINUE READING

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