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Temperature and salinity variability in thermohaline staircase layers

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dc.contributor.advisor Raymond Schmitt. en_US
dc.contributor.author Stuebe, David Allen en_US
dc.contributor.other Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-19T20:29:02Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-19T20:29:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/39194
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Joint Program in Physical Oceanography (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 65-67). en_US
dc.description.abstract A moored profiler record from the western tropical North Atlantic provides the first continuous time series of temperature, salinity and velocity profiles in a thermohaline staircase. Variations in the intensity of layering and the evolution of layer properties are well documented during the 4.3 month record. Such staircases are the result of strong salt fingering at the interfaces between the mixed layers, and these data provide unique insights into the dynamics of salt fingers. In particular, a striking linear correlation between the temperature and salinity of the layers may be interpreted as resulting from vertical salt finger flux divergences. Data from this record allow new interpretations of previous work on this topic by McDougall (1991). en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by David Allen Stuebe. en_US
dc.format.extent 67 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Joint Program in Physical Oceanography. en_US
dc.subject Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. en_US
dc.subject Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. en_US
dc.title Temperature and salinity variability in thermohaline staircase layers en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Joint Program in Physical Oceanography. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. en_US
dc.contributor.department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 67613997 en_US


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