Temperature, salinity and density of the surface waters of the Atlantic Ocean
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Temperature, salinity and density of the surface waters of the Atlantic Ocean by GuМ€nther BoМ€hnecke

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Published by Published for the Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C., by Amerind Pub. Co., Available from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Technical Information Service in New Delhi, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Ocean temperature -- Atlantic Ocean.,
  • Salinity -- Atlantic Ocean.,
  • Seawater -- Density.,
  • Atlantic Ocean.

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StatementGünther Böhnecke.
SeriesScientific results of the German Atlantic Expedition of the research vessel "Meteor", 1925-1927 -- vol. 5 with Atlas.
The Physical Object
Pagination97 p., [68] p. of plates :
Number of Pages97
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15196359M

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Special Section: The Biogeochemical Ocean Flux Study. Surface water temperature, salinity, and density changes in the northeast Atlantic during the l years: Heinrich events, deep water formation, and climatic rebounds. M. A. Cited by: The extreme values in temperature and salinity of the North Atlantic are probably related to the formation of the deep water there, which carries away from the upper layer the cold water of relatively low salinity. If this water spreads into the South Atlantic at depth and is replaced with warm saline surface water from the South Atlantic via Cited by: d. The surface N. Atlantic is saltier than the surface N. Pacific, making surface water denser in the N. Atlantic at the same temperature and leading to down-welling of water in this region this difference is because on average N. Atlantic is warmer ( C) than N. Pacific ( C).File Size: 1MB. 1st-2d ed. titled Surface water temperature and salinity. Supersedes U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey's Surface water temperatures at tide stations, Atlantic coast, North and South America and its Density of sea water at tide stations, Atlantic coast, North and South America.

Previous editions issued by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey under title: Surface water temperature and salinity, Atlantic Coast, North and South America. (Its C&GS publication ). Subject headings Ocean temperature--Atlantic Ocean. Cold water is denser than warm water, so it tends to sink. Seawater is denser than freshwater. Salinity, temperature and depth all affect the density of seawater. The ocean has a complex circulation system called the Global Ocean Conveyor. It moves water, heat, salt and nutrients around the world. Surface currents in the top m are driven. Deep ocean currents. Differences in water density, resulting from the variability of water temperature (thermo) and salinity (haline), also cause ocean currents. This process is known as thermohaline circulation. In cold regions, such as the North Atlantic Ocean, ocean water loses heat to the atmosphere and becomes cold and dense. it is a project measuring ocean salinity and temperature up to m using free-drifting floats what does the Argo project allow? continuous data on the temperature, salinity and velocity of the upper ocean.

  The presence of waters near the freezing point alters the balance of salinity and temperature's effect on seawater density (ρ), governed by the equation Δρ/ρ = αΔT – βΔS (where ρ is density, T is temperature, and S is salinity). In the modern ocean, where deep waters are on average 1° to 2°C potential temperature, the ratio of β Cited by: Temperature, salinity, density, and the oceanic pressure field The ratios of the many components which make up the salt in the ocean are remarkably constant, and salinity, the total salt content of seawater, is a well-defined quantity. For a water sample of known temperature and pressure it can be determined by only oneFile Size: 1MB. Temperature, salinity and density of the surface waters of the Atlantic Ocean. [Günther Böhnecke] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for # Ocean temperature--Atlantic Ocean. Deep-,Sea i~L.~eareh, , Vo[. 7, pp. to Pergt~mon Press Ltd., London. Printed in Great lh'itain On the temperature, salinity, and density differences between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in the upper kilometre* JOSEPH L. REID, Jr. Scripps Institution of Oceanography (Received 26 May ) Abstract--The surface of the Pacific Ocean stands about 40 cm higher than the Atlantic Cited by: