Influence of Rainfall on Temperature and Salinity of the Ocean Surface

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  • 1 Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle
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Abstract

Falling rain changes sea surface conditions, because of its different salinity, different temperature, and its momentum. Experimental evidence of the action of these three factors has been gathered using artificial and natural rain falling on a salt water tank. Big drops cause substantital mixing; smaller ones create a very stable surface layer.

Abstract

Falling rain changes sea surface conditions, because of its different salinity, different temperature, and its momentum. Experimental evidence of the action of these three factors has been gathered using artificial and natural rain falling on a salt water tank. Big drops cause substantital mixing; smaller ones create a very stable surface layer.

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