The mixed layer depth in the North Pacific as detected by the Argo floats

@article{Ohno2004TheML,
  title={The mixed layer depth in the North Pacific as detected by the Argo floats},
  author={Yasuo Ohno and Yoshiaki Sato and N. Iwasaka},
  journal={Oceans '04 MTS/IEEE Techno-Ocean '04 (IEEE Cat. No.04CH37600)},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={1491-1495 Vol.3}
}
The distributions and time changes of the mixed layer in the North Pacific are examined using the Argo floats data. Spatial distribution of the mixed layer depth (MLD) in March reveals that the deep MLDs are concentrated in the northwestern region of the subtropical gyre. Comparing the distribution of MLDs measured by the Argo floats to those based on the climatology, many MLDs detected by the floats in the region north of the Kuroshio Extension are shallower by up to 270 m than the climatology… CONTINUE READING