temperature-salinity diagram

temperature-salinity diagram

[′tem·prə·chər sə′lin·əd·ē ‚dī·ə‚gram]
(oceanography)
The plot of temperature versus salinity data of a water column; the resulting diagram identifies the water masses within the column, the column's stability, indicates the σT value via lines of constant σT printed on paper, and allows an estimate of the accuracy of the temperature and salinity measurements. Also known as T-S curve; T-S diagram; T-S relation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Water masses and periods under upwelling influence were identified through Temperature-Salinity diagram (T-S) and monthly difference between the highest surface temperature and the lowest bottom temperature.
Temperature-salinity diagrams with mean volume of eggs ([mm.sup.3]) of Argentine anchoita (Engraulis anchoita) per station in the southeastern Brazilian Bight sampled with ichthyoplankton tows during summer and winter of 2001 and 2002.
Temperature-salinity diagrams with mean volume of eggs ([mm.sup.3]) of Argentine anchoita (Engraulis anchoita) per sampling station for the 3 areas sampled in the southeastern Brazilian Bight with ichthyoplankton tows in 1975, 1988, 1990, 1991, and 1993.

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