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Table 1 Values of turbulent kinetic energy (k), dissipation rate of energy (ɛ) and length (η) and velocity (v t ) Kolmogorov scales at different discrete depths under different wind conditions (U 10) in the southern Gulf of Mexico

From: Vertical segregation of holoplanktonic molluscs in the epipelagic layer, southern Gulf of Mexico

Stratum (m) Depth (m) k (J kg−1) ɛ (m2 s−3) η (mm) v t (cm s−1) Zooplankton (ml 100 m−3) Molluscs (ind 100 m−3)
May (U 10 = 3.8 m s−1)
 0–6 3 1.51 × 10−2 2.26 × 10−3 0.14 6.89 × 10−1 31.8 ± 23.8 281.0 ± 368.1
 6–12 6 8.54 × 10−3 1.28 × 10−3 0.17 5.98 × 10−1 41.8 ± 37.2 421.3 ± 591.5
 12–18 12 2.73 × 10−3 4.09 × 10−3 0.22 4.49 × 10−1 33.5 ± 28.9 221.8 ± 217.2
 45–55 45 5.17 × 10−6 7.75 × 10−7 1.06 9.38 × 10−2 14.2 ± 6.2 43.4 ± 37.6
 95–105 95 4.42 × 10−10 1.14 × 10−10 9.66 1.03 × 10−2 13.6 ± 16.0 28.3 ± 18.1
November (U 10 = 6.1 m s−1)
 0–6 3 3.27 × 10−2 4.19 × 10−3 0.12 8.04 × 10−1 37.7 ± 24.5 134.6 ± 159.3
 6–12 6 2.16 × 10−2 2.76 × 10−3 0.14 7.25 × 10−1 31.4 ± 25.7 218.4 ± 354.1
 12–18 12 9.40 × 10−3 1.20 × 10−3 0.17 5.89 × 10−1 21.0 ± 15.8 192.4 ± 283.5
 45–55 45 9.70 × 10−5 1.24 × 10−5 0.53 1.87 × 10−1 10.3 ± 6.3 54.1 ± 62.9
 95–105 95 1.18 × 10−7 3.32 × 10−8 2.34 4.27 × 10−2 8.4 ± 5.6 86.6 ± 148.2
  1. Mean zooplankton biomass (\( \overline{X} \) ± SD) and density of the holoplanktonic molluscs (\( \overline{X} \) ± SD) of each stratum are also shown