THE 1997-98 EL NIÑO
ATLAS OF OCEANOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS ALONG THE WEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA
of masters and crews of the vessels that collected these data are
acknowledged: NOAA Ship David Starr Jordan, B.O. Francisco de Ulloa,
CCGS John P. Tully, NOAA Ship McArthur, R/V New Horizon, R/V Point
Sur, R/V Robert Gordon Sproul, R/V Roger Revelle, R/V Wecoma, and R/V
Baja California was a scientific contribution of the Eastern Pacific
Consortium of the Interamerican Institute (IAI) for Global Change
Research which was funded by CONACyT (contract numbers G0041-T9607,
4271P-T and 26653-T), by IAI (contract 017PÑ-1297), by CICESE (ship
support funds), and by UABC (program 1354-336).
The following agencies
contributed to the collection of data off Central and Southern
California: National Science Foundation (NSF), Naval Oceanographic
Office, Oceanographer of the Navy, David and Lucile Packard
Foundation, National Marine Fisheries Service, Monterey Bay National
Marine Sanctuary, and the Coastal Studies Program of the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Collection of data
between 38°N and 45°N was part of the U.S. GLOBEC Northeast Pacific
Program and was supported by NOAA (Contract NA67RJ0151 and Grant
NA860P0589) and NSF (Grants OCE-9732386 and OCE-0000733). The Ocean
Climate Program of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, supported data
collection along line P.
Carmen G. Castro was an
U.S. National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellow, supported by
the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the David and Lucile Packard
Foundation. Reginaldo Durazo was also a NRC fellow, supported by NPS and the
NOPP-Innovative Coastal-ocean Observing Network program, as well as by
CONACyT and UABC sabbatical grants.