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Earth System Science Data The Data Publishing Journal
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 211-220, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-211-2017
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Review article
21 Mar 2017
From pole to pole: 33 years of physical oceanography onboard R/V Polarstern Amelie Driemel et al.
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Our oceans are always in motion – huge water masses are circulated by winds and by global seawater density gradients resulting from different water temperatures and salinities. Measuring temperature and salinity of the world's oceans is crucial e.g. to understand our climate. Since 1983, the research icebreaker Polarstern has been the basis of numerous water profile measurements in the Arctic and the Antarctic. We report on a unique collection of 33 years of polar salinity and temperature data.
Our oceans are always in motion – huge water masses are circulated by winds and by global...
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