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A MODEL CLIMATOLOGY OF THE OCEANIC THERMAL STRUCTURE AS APPLIED TO SINGLE STATION ANALYSIS
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS
A model of the seasonal thermocline is presented. The model, based on parameters deduced from climatic data from ocean stations located in the Subarctic domain north of the Gulf Stream-North Atlantic Current system, describes the onset, growth, and decay of the seasonal thermocline. However, owing to lack of data below 400 feet, the model does not delineate the convective layer in mid-winter. Temporal changes in temperature gradients above, within, and below the thermocline are discussed.
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