Talk:Ekman transport

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Removed[edit]

I have erased this sentence that I find to be false. The reason for the Chile-Peru upwelling to occur is not due to El-Nino.

An example is the coast of Peru where periodic upwellings caused by El Niño mean some in some years, fishing is good, and others it is not.

References[edit]

Where are they?? Besides helping with Verifiability,this is an article about a phenomenom which the vast majority of people ( aside from those who study oceanography ) don't know about.. some references would be handy for them as well as for students doing projects etc. Kotare 09:17, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Reqdiagram[edit]

I have removed the 'reqdiagram' tag which was placed before the current diagram was added. If anyone wasnts a better picture, please replace it. Egmason (talk) 02:50, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Ekman pumping/suction[edit]

The line describing Ekman pumping and suction is incorrect - it is the other way round - Ekman pumping is a result of Ekman divergence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 137.158.153.203 (talk) 12:31, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

No numbers[edit]

Why are there no numbers at all, not even very approximate, e.g. for depth and velocity of Ekman transport away from the equator in the mid-Pacific, mid-Atlantic, and mid-Indian? Is the depth 1 m, 10 m, 100 m, 1 km? And is the velocity 1 m per second, per day, per year? Vaughan Pratt (talk) 16:43, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Error in formula (3)?[edit]

I think there is an error in formula (3), since integrating over 2nd equation with respect to z should result in zero, this only happens when we integrate over z from 0 to -inf. So there is an inconsistency in the page, since we assume z to be positive in the downward direction, but use z negative in the downward direction in formula (3). — Preceding unsigned comment added by JesperPeterse (talkcontribs) 07:54, 21 April 2015 (UTC)