Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 16, 1285–1296, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1285-2020
Ocean Sci., 16, 1285–1296, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-1285-2020

Research article 29 Oct 2020

Research article | 29 Oct 2020

Seasonal and interannual variabilities of the barrier layer thickness in the tropical Indian Ocean

Xu Yuan et al.

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AR by Xu Yuan on behalf of the Authors (20 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (05 Mar 2020) by A.J. George Nurser
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Mar 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Apr 2020) by A.J. George Nurser
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (17 Jun 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Jul 2020) by A.J. George Nurser
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Jul 2020) by A.J. George Nurser
AR by Xu Yuan on behalf of the Authors (03 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Sep 2020) by A.J. George Nurser
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This work investigates the variabilities of the barrier layer thickness (BLT) in the tropical Indian Ocean with the Simple Ocean Data Assimilation version 3 ocean reanalysis data. Our results show that the seasonal variation of the BLT is in relation to the changes of thermocline and sea surface salinity. In terms of the interannual timescale, BLT presents a clear seasonal phase locking dominated by different drivers during the Indian Dipole and El Niño–Southern Oscillation events.