Upper ocean response of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System to Hurricane Mitch and coastal freshwater inputs: A study using Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) ocean color data and a nested-grid ocean circulation model

Sheng , Jinyu and Wang, Liang and Andrefouet, Serge and Hu, Chuanmin and Hatcher, Bruce G. and Muller-karger, Frank E. and Kjerfve, Björn and Heyman, William D. and Yang, Bo (2007) Upper ocean response of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System to Hurricane Mitch and coastal freshwater inputs: A study using Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) ocean color data and a nested-grid ocean circulation model. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112.

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    Abstract

    The passage of category-5 Hurricane Mitch through the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS) in October 1998 was an extreme event with the potential to create unusual patterns of reef connectivity. The impact of this hurricane on the upper ocean of the MBRS is investigated using a triply nested grid ocean circulation modeling system. The model results are validated with contemporaneous ocean color data from the Seaviewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) satellite and oceanographic measurements in the MBRS.

    Item Type: Peer-reviewed Journal Article
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      Publisher: The American Geophysical Union
      Subjects: (B) Climate Change > (BB) Climate Related Risks & Impacts
      (C) Ecosystems > (CB) Marine > (CBA) Coral Reefs
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3D) Other or Unspecified
      Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2015 12:07
      Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 12:07
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1594

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