publication . Article . 2013

Seasonal signatures in the physical properties of a tropical estuary in the Central America Pacific

Brenes, C. L.; Benavides, R.; Ballestero, D.; Laboratorio de Oceanografía y Manejo Costero Universidad Nacional. Heredia, Costa Rica.;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 11 Mar 2013
  • Publisher: Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica
  • Country: Costa Rica
Abstract
A hydrographic survey was carried out in the Jaltepeque estuary in the Pacific coast of El Salvador. From September 2005 to March 2006, 10 sampling stations were occupied to measure temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and turbidity. Surface temperatures between 27 and 30.6 °C were observed during the survey, with extreme temporal variations close to 3°C. Minimum temperatures occur in October and February. Surface salinity shows a clear seasonal cycle, with values greater than 30 o/oo during the dry months over virtually the whole body of water, while in the rainy season (September-October), salinity ranges from 2 o/oo to 22 o/oo. Maximum surface oxygen and t...
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free text keywords: tropical estuary; hydrography; Jaltepeque; El Salvador, estuario tropical; hidrografía; Jaltepeque; El Salvador
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publication . Article . 2013

Seasonal signatures in the physical properties of a tropical estuary in the Central America Pacific

Brenes, C. L.; Benavides, R.; Ballestero, D.; Laboratorio de Oceanografía y Manejo Costero Universidad Nacional. Heredia, Costa Rica.;