Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Ocean Sci., 12, 533–544, 2016
Ocean Sci., 12, 533–544, 2016

Research article 12 Apr 2016

Research article | 12 Apr 2016

Seasonal hydrography and surface outflow in a fjord with a deep sill: the Reloncaví fjord, Chile

Manuel I. Castillo et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Mar 2016) by Oliver Zielinski
Short summary
The upper layer of the Reloncaví fjord, Chile, shows a continuous stratification year-round. Nevertheless, the vertical salt flux seems to be balanced by the horizontal salt flux, which maintains the amount of salt into the fjord nearly as a steady state. The upper layer shows a flushing time of about 3 days.