publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Freshening of Antarctic Intermediate Water in the South Atlantic Ocean in 2005–2014

Wenjun Yao; Jiuxin Shi; Xiaolong Zhao;
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  • Published: 12 Sep 2018
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<jats:p>Abstract. Basin-scale freshening of Antarctic Intermediate Water (AAIW) is reported to have occurred in the South Atlantic Ocean during the period from 2005 to 2014, as shown by the gridded monthly means of the Array for Real-time Geostrophic Oceanography (Argo) data. This phenomenon was also revealed by two repeated transects along a section at 30° S, performed during the World Ocean Circulation Experiment Hydrographic Program. Freshening of the AAIW was compensated for by a salinity increase of thermocline water, indicating a hydrological cycle intensification. This was supported by the precipitation-minus-evaporation change in the Southern Hemisphere ...
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free text keywords: Palaeontology, Oceanography, lcsh:Geography. Anthropology. Recreation, lcsh:G, lcsh:Environmental sciences, lcsh:GE1-350, Water cycle, Geostrophic wind, Antarctic Intermediate Water, Geology, Thermocline, Argo, World Ocean Circulation Experiment, Climatology, Hydrography, Wind stress
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