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Comparison of synoptic and climatologically mapped sections in the South Pacific Ocean

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Bindoff, NL and Wunsch, C (1992) Comparison of synoptic and climatologically mapped sections in the South Pacific Ocean. Journal of Climate, 5 (6). pp. 631-645. ISSN 0894-8755

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Abstract

To understand the extent to which oceanic climate shifts could be detected, a South Pacific climatology has been used to create pseudosections of temperature, salinity, and other tracers along a zonal and meridional lines at 15°S and 90°W, respectively. Interpolations from the climatology were made using combined empirical orthogonal functions and objective mapping. Comparisons are made with independent measurements, taken in 1987, of temperature and salinity at 15°S. Temperature and salinity fields between the surface and 300 db along the 15°S section are predicted with an uncertainty sufficiently small to display significant differenccs in temperature and salinity related to El Niño of 1987. The 90°W pseudosection is a forecast of a synoptic section to be obtained as part of WOCE in 1992. Explicit values for the smallest temperature shift with depth that could be detected are produced.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Climate
Page Range: pp. 631-645
ISSN: 0894-8755
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1175/1520-0442(1992)005<0631:COSACM>2.0.CO;2
Additional Information: Copyright 1992 AMS. Full copyright information is available at http://www.ametsoc.org/pubs/copyrightinfo/AMS_Copyright_Policy_2001_final.pdf
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2008 03:35
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:31
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/3535
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