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Temperature steps in salty seas

Publikationsart Nicht peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original-Beitrag (nicht peer-reviewed)
Publikationsdatum 2012
Autor/in Carpenter J.R. and Timmermans M.L.,
Projekt Lake Kivu - turbulence and double diffusion in permanent stratification
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Original-Beitrag (nicht peer-reviewed)

Zeitschrift Physics Today
Volume (Issue) 65(3)
Seite(n) 66 - 67
Titel der Proceedings Physics Today
DOI 10.1063/PT.3.1485.


With the right combination of temperature and salinity, the water column of a lake or ocean exhibits a layered, staircase structure. Such aquatic staircases have been observed throughout the world, from tropical Africa to the Arctic Ocean.