An Argo mixed layer climatology and database Holte, James Talley, Lynne D. Gilson, John Roemmich, Dean 2017-08-01T15:14:10Z 2017-12-12T09:10:44Z 2017-06-12
dc.description Author Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2017. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Geophysical Research Letters 44 (2017): 5618–5626, doi:10.1002/2017GL073426. en_US
dc.description.abstract A global climatology and database of mixed layer properties are computed from nearly 1,250,000 Argo profiles. The climatology is calculated with both a hybrid algorithm for detecting the mixed layer depth (MLD) and a standard threshold method. The climatology provides accurate information about the depth, properties, extent, and seasonal patterns of global mixed layers. The individual profile results in the database can be used to construct time series of mixed layer properties in specific regions of interest. The climatology and database are available online at The MLDs calculated by the hybrid algorithm are shallower and generally more accurate than those of the threshold method, particularly in regions of deep winter mixed layers; the new climatology differs the most from existing mixed layer climatologies in these regions. Examples are presented from the Labrador and Irminger Seas, the Southern Ocean, and the North Atlantic Ocean near the Gulf Stream. In these regions the threshold method tends to overestimate winter MLDs by approximately 10% compared to the algorithm. en_US
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dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Numbers: OCE-0327544, OCE-0960928, OCE-1459474; NOAA Grant Number: NA10OAR4310139 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Geophysical Research Letters 44 (2017): 5618–5626 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/2017GL073426
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dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons en_US
dc.subject Argo en_US
dc.subject Mixed layer en_US
dc.subject Climatology en_US
dc.subject Global en_US
dc.title An Argo mixed layer climatology and database en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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