(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Hydroclimatological characteristics and atmospheric circulation anomalies associated with the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ROHLI R.V. (1) ; WILKERSON J.L. (2) ; VINES N.A. (3) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, ETATS-UNIS
(2) School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Environmental Systems Research Inst., California, Redlands, ETATS-UNIS


The Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone (GMHZ) has been observed along the Louisiana continental shelf west of the mouth of the Mississippi River since 1985. This research assesses the association between monthly climate divisional Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) and atmospheric teleconnection indices and the surface extent of the GMHZ. Factor analysis is used to identify regions of homogeneous hydroclimatic variability that may contribute to variability in GMHZ extent. Results may be helpful in understanding the cascade of linkages from hemispheric-scale circulation to local-scale environmental impacts at the mouth of the Mississippi River


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 29, no5 [pp. 404-423]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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