Thermal Stratification in the Arctic Ocean

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Science  17 Oct 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3903, pp. 373-374
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3903.373


Fine scale measurements of the vertical temperature profile in an Arctic water column show the presence of several cascaded isothermal layers. Layers between the depths of 300 anid 350 meters range from 2 to 10 meters in thickness, while the temperature change between adjacent layers is approximately 0.026°C. The individual layers are isothermal to within ± 0.001°C.

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