thermohaline


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thermohaline

[¦thər·mō′hā‚līn]
(oceanography)
Pertaining to the joint activity of salinity and temperature in the oceans.
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An Applied MicrosystemsTM Seabird CTD-12 conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) instrument with an internal recording capability was used to obtain thermohaline profiles at stations.
For example, increased fluxes of freshwater into the northern seas of the North Atlantic could cap the surface layer, reduce deep vertical mixing and formation of North Atlantic Deep Water, and substantially reduce the thermohaline circulation in the North Atlantic (Broecker et al.
Lawrence drainage at the end of the last glaciation may have choked off the thermohaline circulation in the North Atlantic and affected world climate about 10 000 years ago.
It requires an accurate modeling of the thermohaline circulation, including dense water formation through intense air-sea interactions.
Seasonal and interannual thermohaline variability in the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California.
Meselhy also said the government is "increasing rain water stocks to secure the population's needs, improve the distribution of thermohaline circulation through dams and reclaim lands in valleys and deltas.
So you have a potential for interfacing with our normal thermohaline circulation systems, which could dramatically change that," she said.
However, research has shown the garbage reaches the area due to ocean currents, specifically a global one called Thermohaline Circulation.
The thermohaline gradient formed in the offshore water column was observed to disappear in winter due to cooling and vertical mixing of the upper layer.