Unformatted text preview: -what makes the mixed layer mixed?-what is sigma t notation---how does sigma t relate to density?-What gives a ‘water mass’ it’s distinctive fingerprint?-Define thermohaline circulation-Draw a typical profile of Temperature vs. depth in the ocean-Why is it not possible to draw a ‘typical’ profile of salinity vs. depth in the ocean?-Do you understand how a T-S diagram is used to plot water masses and water mass mixing?-How do we know where deep ocean currents flow? How can we track where this deep water is going?-Where does upwelling occur in the ocean, what conditions result in upwelling? Terms stratification hydrosphere polar molecule solvent heat capacity density pH warm pool mixed layer thermocline, pycnocline, halocline T-S diagram Sigma t Caballing water mass NADW, AABW, MIW, AAIW Oceanic conveyor belt Upwelling, downwelling...
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- Spring '07
- Physical oceanography, water mass, conveyor belt Upwelling, Sigma t Caballing