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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Comici, 2006: Interannual evolution of seasonal thermohaline properties in the Gulf of Trieste (northern Adriatic) 1991-2003.
Depth-Dependent Permeability and Thermohaline Effects.
Published Wednesday under the title "The Arctic Ocean as a dead end for floating plastics in the North Atlantic branch of the Thermohaline Circulation," the (http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/4/e1600582) open-access paper in the journal Science Advances was authored by a large international team of researchers.
The difference in salinity between bodies of water, combined with temperature, produce density differences, resulting in the formation of ocean currents, a phenomenon termed thermohaline circulation (Delcroix et al., 2005).
Since 2012, sea surface temperatures in the tropical and far North Atlantic have been lower on average and SLPs throughout most of the Atlantic have increased, creating conditions associated with a weaker thermohaline circulation akin to those seen in negative Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation phases such as 1900-1925 and 1970-1994.
The 59 talks and 55 poster papers explore such topics as mass loss and variability in evolved stars, imaging radio photospheres with the Jansky Very Large Array, thermohaline mixing and isotope ratios in AGB stars, photometric properties of carbon stars in the Small Magellanic Clouds, and spectroscopy surface brightness fluctuations: amplifying bright stars in unresolved stellar populations.
This thermohaline shelf-break front (Martos & Piccolo, 1988) is produced by the encounter of the subantarctic shelf waters and the cooler and more saline waters of the Malvinas current; creating a permanent feature that characterizes the border of the Argentinean shelf with the inner boundary laying between the 90- and 100-m isobaths.
This flow (see notes) is driven by the density difference in the water and is sometimes referred to as the thermohaline circulation, because the movement of water is dependent on its temperature (thermo) and salinity (haline).