Physical Oceanography

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 31–45 | Cite as

Thermohaline characteristics of large-scale irregularities and frontal zones of the Tropical Atlantic

  • N. P. Bulgakov
  • R. A. Yaroshenya
  • E. A. Skripaleva
  • L. A. Voskresenskaya
Analysis of Observations and Methods of Calculating Oceanic Hydrophysical Fields
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Abstract

We determine the zones of maximum horizontal gradients of thermohaline characteristics and climatic frontal zones in the Tropical Atlantic and their behavior as functions of time and spatial variables on the basis of the climatic array of data on temperature and salinity. It is shown that the zones, where the maximum horizontal temperature, salinity, and density gradients coincide, are located in the northern and southern tropical frontal zones.

Keywords

Frontal Zone Horizontal Gradient Maximum Gradient Zonal Direction Maximum Gradi 

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  • N. P. Bulgakov
  • R. A. Yaroshenya
  • E. A. Skripaleva
  • L. A. Voskresenskaya

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