Control of salinity on the mixed layer depth in the world ocean . Part I : General description

  title={Control of salinity on the mixed layer depth in the world ocean . Part I : General description},
  author={Cl{\'e}ment de Boyer Mont{\'e}gut and Juliette Mignot and Alban Lazar and Sophie Cravatte},
Using more than 500,000 instantaneous temperature and sali nity profiles, including recent ARGO data, a global ocean climatology of monthly mean properties of the “barrier layer” (BL) phenomenon is constructed. This climatology is ba ed on the individual analysis of instantaneous profiles in contrast with previous lar ge-scale climatologies derived 5 from gridded fields. This ensures a more accurate descriptio n of the BL phenomenon. We distinguish three types of regions: BLs are quasi-permanen… CONTINUE READING


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