Water mass formation from revised COADS data.

Speer, K. G., Isemer, H.-J. and Biastoch, Arne (1995) Water mass formation from revised COADS data. Open Access Journal of Physical Oceanography, 25 (10). pp. 2444-2457. DOI 10.1175/1520-0485(1995)025<2444:WMFFRC>2.0.CO;2.

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Abstract

Surface heat and freshwater fluxes from the Comprehensive 0cean-Atmosphere Data Set are revised and used diagnostically to compute air-sea transformation rates on density, temperature, and salinity classes over the domain of the data. Maximum rates occur over the warmest water and over mode waters, which are the dominant result of air-sea interaction. Transformation in different is accordingly distinguished by temperature and salinity, just as water masses in different oceans are so distinguished. Over the entire domain, to about 30°S, approximately 80×106 m3 s−1 of warm cool water are transformed by air-sea fluxes, on annual average. Calculations for several seas in the North Atlantic, where deep water is thought to originate, we also presented.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-TM Theory and Modeling
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1175/1520-0485(1995)025<2444:WMFFRC>2.0.CO;2
ISSN: 0022-3670
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008 17:27
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2018 12:08
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/3778

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