XII International Biennial Conference on Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, PECS 2004. Merida, Mexico.
The Meso-American Barrier Reef System (MBRS) along the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras is an ecologically and biologically sensitive region. It provides for example, major spawning aggregation sites for various species of fish; these activities may be influenced by variations of the flow near the reef and the transports between the MBRS and the Caribbean Sea circulation. Caribbean eddies, which may play an important role in flow variability, have been studied in the past by observations and models (Carton and Chao, 1999; Murphy et al., 1999; Andrade and Barton, 2000; Oey et al., 2003), but knowledge of their influence on the MBRS is still not complete. With limited availability of long-term observations near the reef and coast, as well as in the open Caribbean Sea, hydrodynamic numerical ocean models may provide important means to study this region.
Original Publication Citation
Ezer, T., Thattai, D., & Kjerve, B. (2004). Simulations of the Influence of the West Caribbean Sea Circulation and Eddies on the Meso-American Barrier Reef System. Paper presented at the XII International Biennial Conference on Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, PECS 2004, Merida, Mexico.
Ezer, Tal; Thattai, Deeptha V.; and Kjerve, Björn, "Simulations of the Influence of the West Caribbean Sea Circulation and Eddies on the Meso-American Barrier Reef System" (2004). CCPO Publications. 165.