Decline of surface temperature and salinity in the western tropical Pacific Ocean in the Holocene epoch

@article{Stott2004DeclineOS,
  title={Decline of surface temperature and salinity in the western tropical Pacific Ocean in the Holocene epoch},
  author={Lowell D. Stott and Kevin G. Cannariato and Robert C. Thunell and Gerald H. Haug and Athanasios Koutavas and Steve Lund},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={431},
  pages={56-59}
}
In the present-day climate, surface water salinities are low in the western tropical Pacific Ocean and increase towards the eastern part of the basin. The salinity of surface waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean is thought to be controlled by a combination of atmospheric convection, precipitation, evaporation and ocean dynamics, and on interannual timescales significant variability is associated with the El Niño/Southern Oscillation cycles. However, little is known about the variability of the… 
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