Daniel Santana Toscano


I am a PhD student at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria researching the field of physical oceanography. I graduated in marine sciences after studying the Deep Western Boundary Current in its 24ºS division and I subsequently obtained a master’s degree in oceanography, in which I explored the decadal evolution of the Deep Western Boundary Current and the Gulf Stream. This field has captivated me because of its relationship with climate change, as well as giving me the opportunity to learn more about the fascinating water mass and heat transports in the ocean. Currently, I am looking forward to a new challenge in my PhD as I will study the thermohaline circulation and its path from the north to the south Atlantic Ocean.

Recent publications

Vélez-Belchí, P., Caínzos, V., Romero, E., Casanova-Masjoan, M., Arumí-Planas, C., Santana-Toscano, D., González-Santana, A., Pérez-Hernández, M. D., Hernández-Guerra, A., 2021. The Canary Intermediate Poleward Undercurrent: Not Another Poleward Undercurrent in an Eastern Boundary Upwelling System. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51 (9), 2973-2990. https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-20-0130.1