1997-98 EL NIÑO ATLAS OF OCEANOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS ALONG THE
WEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA
of Ocean Science, BC, Canada
of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State Univ., USA
Bay Aquarium Research Institute, CA, USA
Postgraduate School, CA, USA
Research Life Group, SIO, CA, USA
National Marine Fisheries Service, CA, USA
Southwest Fisheries Service Center, CA, USA
Autónoma de Baja California, México
de Investigación Científica y Educación Superior, México
hydrographic data collected along the west coast of North America
between January 1997 to January 1999 have been compiled into
this atlas of the 1997-98 El Niño event. Our main objective was to make
this data available to the oceanographic community.
corresponds to the most frequently sampled transects along the
West coast (Fig. 1). These transects and their responsible scientific
institutions are listed on Table 1.
the vertical distributions of eight hydrographic variables
for each transect during the different cruises (see Table 2
Finally, we have also included time-distance plots of
the different variables for CalCOFI lines 90, 80, 67, NH
Line and Line P.
data collection and processing for each region are summarized
in different manuscripts of this issue (Durazo & Baumgartner,
Lynn & Bograd, Collins et al., Chavez et al., Huyer et
al., Corwith &
Wheeler, Whitney & Welch, Progress
in Oceanography, this issue).
Table 3 summarizes measurements and sampling protocols for the different
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