Temperature and Salinity Variability in the Mississippi Bight
Conductivity temperature depth (CTD) profile data from five surveys performed by the R/V Pelican in the Mississippi Bight in February, May, November 1999; and January-February and August-September 2000 have been analysed. The data were collected within the framework of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Littoral Initiative (NGLI). The analysis of the T-S diagrams demonstrated substantial seasonal changes. Some estimates of the spatial variability at different scales were suggested. The analysis of the T-S data obtained at time-series stations revealed some interesting effects such as along-shelf intrusion of deep water into the coastal system and fine vertical T-S structures in shallow passes between the barrier islands.
Marine Technology Society Journal
Kamenkovich, V. M.,
Nechaev, D. A.
(2004). Temperature and Salinity Variability in the Mississippi Bight. Marine Technology Society Journal, 38(1), 52-60.
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