Physical Oceanography

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 0–0 | Cite as

Specific features of the field of surface temperature in the Tropical Atlantic

  • S. G. Boguslavskii
  • S. I. Kazakov
  • E. V. Berestovaya
  • M. V. Boguslavskaya
Analysis of Observations and Methods for Calculating Hydrophysical Fields in the Ocean


On the basis of generalization of the data of many-year hydrological observations and the data of meteorological satellites accumulated in recent years, we characterize some specific features of the surface temperature in the Tropical Atlantic. The influence of solar radiation, local heat balance, and the advective and diffusion heat transfer on the temperature of the water surface is analyzed. The mechanism of formation of the thermohalocline and local sites of elevated temperature near the estuaries of large rivers (such as the Amazon, Orinoco, Mississippi, Congo, and Niger) is described. We also characterize the formation of the seasonal variability of the near-equatorial temperature maximum, equatorial temperature minimum, and equatorial divergence rate.


Tropical Cyclone Southern Hemisphere Trade Wind Heat Budget West Part 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. G. Boguslavskii
    • 1
  • S. I. Kazakov
    • 1
  • E. V. Berestovaya
    • 1
  • M. V. Boguslavskaya
    • 1
  1. 1.Experimental Department of the Marine Hydrophysical InstituteUkrainian Academy of SciencesKatsiveliUkraine

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