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G104_class9_vertical - Geography 104 T,S(vertical Profiles Where weve been properties of water characteristics of seawater(T,S,p with equation of

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T,S, σ (vertical) Profiles Where we’ve been: - properties of water - characteristics of seawater (T,S,p) - with equation of state can find ρ or σ given T,S,p - ocean consists of many “layers”, light water on top of heavy water Where we are: - text: Chapter 7, pg 129 “Seasonal Thermocline” - a closer look at how T,S, σ profiles vary in time and space - see how energy from atmosphere alters T,S, σ profiles Where we’re headed: - energy exchange with the atmosphere - Text Chapter 8 Ocean and Atmosphere Geography 104 - “Physical Geography of the World’s Oceans”
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Temperature Density (gm/cm 3 ) T, ρ profiles Stratification – layering of water parcels with different densities regions of “high” or “strong” stratification
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salinity profiles profiles in upper ocean can reverse because density depends on T and S ( ρ (T,S))
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horizontal interleaving of water masses temperature inversion okay because there is a compensating change in salinity to keep water column “stable”
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high stability = high stratification Δσ – large over small depth water column stability
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2010 for the course GEOG 104 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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G104_class9_vertical - Geography 104 T,S(vertical Profiles Where weve been properties of water characteristics of seawater(T,S,p with equation of

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