Spreading and salinity change of North Pacific Tropical Water in the Philippine Sea

  title={Spreading and salinity change of North Pacific Tropical Water in the Philippine Sea},
  author={Yuanlong Li and Fan Wang},
  journal={Journal of Oceanography},
Newly formed North Pacific Tropical Water (NPTW) is carried to the Philippine Sea (PS) by the North Equatorial Current (NEC) as a subsurface salinity maximum. In this study its spreading and salinity change processes are explored using existing hydrographic data of the World Ocean Database 2009 and Argo floats. Spreading of NPTW is closely associated with the transports of the NEC, Mindanao Current (MC), and Kuroshio. Estimated for subsurface water with salinity S greater than 34.8 psu, the… 
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