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Image : Double-diffusive staircase

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Layer-averaged potential temperature-salinity values measured by ITPs 1 - 6. Three potential temperature-salinity curves from different regions of the basin show bounding water properties. Staircase mixed-layer properties tend to group along lines, indicating individual mixed-layers are coherent for about 800 km across the basin and persist for several years. (M. Timmermans)

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