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Editorial: Understanding and predicting the Gulf of Mexico ocean dynamics

Morey, S. L., He, R., Chassignet, E. P., & Sheinbaum, J. (2024, March 28). FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE, Vol. 11.

author keywords: Gulf of Mexico; loop current; loop current eddies; ocean forecasting; Yucatan Channel
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The Gulf of Mexico circulation has been a focus of oceanographic research for well over a century due 16 to its early importance in maritime transportation and naval interests, expansion of petroleum industry 17 activity since the mid-20 th century, and emerging understanding of its importance to regional 18 ecosystems, weather and climate. Over the past several years, a number of research programs have 19 funded significant efforts to advance understanding of and forecasting capabilities for the Gulf of 20 Mexico circulation, including the Loop Current (LC) and its associated eddies (comprising the Loop 21Current System -LCS), and deep-water dynamics. The editors thank all authors that contributed to this research topic and the Frontiers editorial staff that 96 made this issue possible. The editors hope that the readers find this collection of articles useful for 97 continued advancement toward a greater understanding and skillful prediction of the Gulf of Mexico 98 system. 99