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Ocean Sci., 11, 719–741, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-719-2015
Ocean Sci., 11, 719–741, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-719-2015

Research article 18 Sep 2015

Research article | 18 Sep 2015

Global representation of tropical cyclone-induced short-term ocean thermal changes using Argo data

L. Cheng et al.

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1. Argo floats were used to examine tropical cyclone (TC) induced ocean thermal changes on the global scale by comparing temperature profiles before and after TC passage. 2. Global average of the vertical structure of the average ocean thermal response for two different categories: tropical storms/depressions (TS/TD) and hurricanes were presented. 3. Significant differences between weak storm (TS/TD) and strong storm (hurricane) were found.