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Paquita Zuidema, Chris Fairall, Leslie M. Hartten, Jeffrey E. Hare, and Daniel Wolfe

layer had a mean temperature near 30°C and a mean depth of approximately 20 m that changed little throughout the experiment. The themocline weakened slightly with time, with temperatures below the thermocline increasing more dramatically than those above it. A near-surface layer of 1–2-m thickness was slightly fresher than the water beneath it, possibly reflecting westerly wind-driven advection of fresher waters. Occasionally a layer of fresher water was present just below the mixed layer, but this

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