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Decadal Changes in Salinity in the Oceanic Subtropical Gyres

Subrahmanyam (Subra) Bulusu
Satellite Oceanography Laboratory,School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of South Carolina
Seminar Date: 
19. April 2017 - 11:00 - 12:00

There is evidence that the global water cycle has been undergoing an intensification over several decades as a response to increasing atmospheric temperatures, particularly in regions with skewed evaporation – precipitation (E-P) patterns such as the oceanic subtropical gyres. Moreover, observational data (rain gauges, etc.) are quite sparse over such areas due to the inaccessibility of open ocean regions. We analyzed spatial and temporal salinity trends in five subtropical gyre regions over the past six decades using Simple Ocean Data Assimilation (SODA) reanalysis.

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