The Zonal WOCE Sections in the South Atlantic

  • G. Siedler
  • T. J. Müller
  • R. Onken
  • M. Arhan
  • H. Mercier
  • B. A. King
  • P. M. Saunders


The data from six zonal sections in the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) in the tropical and southern Atlantic are used to describe the distribution of water masses. Due to the high spatial resolution, the structure of temperature, salinity, oxygen, silicate and nitrate displays details related to transport and mixing in this region. Temperature-salinity diagrams are also presented which indicate the effects of branching and recirculation loops in the water mass flow.


North Atlantic Deep Water Zonal Section Antarctic Bottom Water World Ocean Circulation Experiment Deep Western Boundary Current 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Siedler
    • 1
  • T. J. Müller
    • 1
  • R. Onken
    • 1
  • M. Arhan
    • 2
  • H. Mercier
    • 2
  • B. A. King
    • 3
  • P. M. Saunders
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Meereskunde an der Universität Kiel Düsternbrooker Weg 20KielGermany
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique des Océans CNRS - IFREMER - UBO)IFREMERPlouzanéFrance
  3. 3.Southampton Oceanography Centre Empress DockSouthamptonEngland

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