Conversion among North Atlantic surface water types.

Speer, Kevin G. (1993) Conversion among North Atlantic surface water types. Open Access Tellus A: Dynamic meteorology and oceanography, 45 (1). pp. 72-79. DOI 10.3402/tellusa.v45i1.14858.

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Abstract

Climatological data sets are used to estimate the amount of water changing temperature and salinity at the sea-surface owing to air-sea exchanges. Considering this conversion as a function of sea-surface temperature and salinity leads to the definition of a conversion vector, which represents mass sources and sinks for each water type. The vector representation shows graphically the way the shape of the temperature-salinity relation is driven at the surface by the air-sea heat and fresh water fluxes.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > Institute for Marine Science Kiel
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.3402/tellusa.v45i1.14858
ISSN: 1600-0870
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 12:13
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 12:13
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/42368

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