Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-215-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-215-2015
Research article
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05 Mar 2015
Research article |  | 05 Mar 2015

Temperature–salinity distribution in the northeastern Atlantic from ship and Argo vertical casts

I. Bashmachnikov, F. Neves, Â. Nascimento, J. Medeiros, I. Ambar, J. Dias, and X. Carton

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The present study defines new interpolation functions for hydrological data. These functions are applied to generate climatological maps of temperature-salinity distribution with a 25m depth interval and a 30km space interval (MEDTRANS data set). The MEDTRANS climatology gives more details of the distribution of water characteristics in the subtropical northeastern Atlantic than other alternative climatologies and is able to reproduce a number of dynamic features described in the literature.