Satellite Studies of the South Atlantic Upwelling System

  • J. R. E. Lutjeharms
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 13)


The southern Benguela area of the South Atlantic ocean is characterised by intermittent, wind-induced upwelling. Because of its economic importance related to the fishing industry in this area, the upwelling has been the subject of intense investigation for many years (Hart & Currie, 1960; Shannon, 1969; Visser, 1969; Andrews & Cram, 1969; Schell, 1970; De Decker, 1970; Bang, 1971; Bang, 1973; Bang & Andrews, 1974; Bang, 1976, Shannon, 1979; Shannon, Nelson & Jury, 1980). With the advent of thermal infrared sensors on satellites new avenues have been opened up to investigate this phenomenon. This report describes a number of features of the dynamics of upwelling in the area which have not been noted by conventional means, and attempts to relate them to existing knowledge.


Wind Stress South Atlantic Ocean Upwelled Water Upwelling System Agulhas Current 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. E. Lutjeharms
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  1. 1.National Research Institute for Oceanology, CSIRStellenboschSouth Africa

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