Title Southern Benguela shelf total cumulative upwelling index, 1997 to 2018
Project Bio-optical Investigation of Phytoplankton
Authors

Tarron Lamont
Oceans and Coastal Research, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Marine Scientist 2nd Floor, Foretrust Building, 1 Martin Hammerschlag Way, Cape Town, South Africa, tarron.lamont@gmail.com

R.G. Barlow
Bayworld Centre for Research and Education Marine Scientist 5 Riesling Road, Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa, rgb.barlow@gmail.com

R.J.W. Brewin
Plymouth Marine Laboratory Marine Scientist Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 3DH, United Kingdom, robr@pml.ac.uk

Publisher Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (2019)
Contributors

Contact Person: Tarron Lamont
Oceans and Coastal Research, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Marine Scientist 2nd Floor, Foretrust Building, 1 Martin Hammerschlag Way, Cape Town, South Africa, tarron.lamont@gmail.com

Abstract Seasonal mean total cumulative upwelling in the Southern Benguela (29-34.3°S;12-18.5°E) shelf region during austral summer, autumn, winter, and spring.
Methods Daily-averaged NCEP-DOE Reanalysis 2 wind vectors were used to compute daily values of cumulative Ekman Transport (m3 s-1) per 100m of coastline (Lamont et al. 2018. JMS 188: 3-16). Monthly values were then computed by summing the daily values per month. Seasonal means were computed by averaging data over a three-month period for each season, defined as austral summer (December, January, February), autumn (March, April, May), winter (June, July, August), and spring (September, October, November). This data has been processed and published as Lamont et al. (2019) JGR Oceans, 124, 1170-1195 (https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JC014334) - please see this paper for a more detailed methodology.
Data
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Temporal extent 01 Jan 1997 – 01 Jan 2018
Geographic extent

Southern Benguela, Benguela Upwelling, South African West Coast, South East Atlantic Ocean

North: -29.0
South: -34.3
West: 12.0
East: 18.5

Keywords Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems, ASCLME, BCLME, Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem, bio-optics, physical oceanography, phytoplankton biomass, remote sensing, SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN, Southern Benguela, upwelling
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