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Thermobaricity in the Transition Zones between Alpha and Beta Oceans

Stewart, Kial; Haine, T.W.N.

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The role of the ocean in Earth’s climate is fundamentally influenced by the locally dominant stratifying property (heat or salt), which in turn can be used to categorize the ocean into three classes: alpha, beta, and transition zone oceans. Alpha and beta oceans are regions where the stratification is permanently set by heat and salt, respectively. Transition zone oceans exist between alpha and beta oceans and are regions where the stratification is seasonally or intermittently set by heat or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/152329
Source: Journal of Physical Oceanography
DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0017.1
Access Rights: Open Access

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