SCOR Working Group 56

Equatorial Upwelling Systems

H. Rotschi (Ivory Coast)
Other Full Members
Richard Barber (USA) - Biological Panel, R. Boje (FRG) - Biological Panel, C, Brown (USA) - Physical Panel, David Halpern (USA) - Physical, Panel E. Jimenez S. (Ecuador) - Biological Panel, D. Moore (USA) - Physical Panel, M. Vinogradov (USSR), B. Voituriez (France), and J.J. Walsh (USA)
Terms of Reference
  1. To bring together all available observational evidence on spatial and temporal variability of equatorial upwelling processes in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans and to attempt as much generalization as possible in the light of the present hydrodynamical knowledge of the phenomena.

  2. To investigate the coupling of equatorial upwelling processes with the coastal upwelling in the adjacent areas along eastern boundaries of the oceans in association with relevant working groups, such as 55 and 59.

  3. To suggest lines of multidisciplinary enquiry into processes of equatorial upwelling for the planning of future expeditions.

  4. To exchange information on the research programmes and plans of relevant expeditions, such as WG 47 (FGGE Oceanography)

Financial Sponsors
Affiliated Organization
  1. 12-13 April 1978 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

  2. 18 May 1978 in Kiel, FRG – Physical Panel of WG 56

  3. 6-10 May 1985 in Paris, France – Working Group Symposium