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

Caínzos Díaz, V., Pérez Hernández, M.D., Santana Toscano, D., Arumí Planas, C. Hernández Guerra, A. 2023. Consistent picture of the horizontal circulation of the Atlantic Ocean over three decades https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-136

Arumí Planas, C., Pérez Hernández, M.D., Pelegrí, J.L., Vélez Belchí, P., Emeliavov, M., Caínzos Díaz, V., Cana Cascallar, L., Firig, Y. L., García Weil, L., Santana Toscano, D., Hernández Guerra, A.2023 . The South Atlantic Circulation Between 34.5°S, 24°S and Above the Mid-Atlantic Ridge From an Inverse Box Model https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JC019614

Santana Toscano, D., Pérez Hernández, M.D., Macdonald, A. M., Arumí Planas, C., Caínzos Díaz, V., Hernández Guerra, A. 2023. Zonal Circulation in the North Atlantic Ocean at 52°W from WOCE-WHP and CLIVAR sections: 1997, 2003 and 2012 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2023.103069

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