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Significant differences in the thicknesses of the isothermal and isohaline layers in the so-called mixed layer are reported for the western tropical Atlantic Ocean and the eastern Caribbean Sea, on the basis of 339 coarsescale STD (salinity-temperature-depth) records. The differences exceed 7.5 m in 45 per cent of the records and 17.5 m in 31 per cent. The significance of these dissimilarities and the possible reasons for them are discussed.

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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1968-09-01

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