Argo Mixed Layer Depth (MLD) climatology


A mixed layer climatology and database (described in Holte et al. 2017) using Argo profiles and a hybrid method (Holte and Talley 2009) for finding the mixed layer depth (MLD). The climatology incorporates over 1,385,000 Argo profiles (through February 2017). The new hybrid algorithm models the general shape of each profile, searches for physical features in the profile, and calculates threshold and gradient MLDs to assemble a suite of possible MLD values. It then analyzes the patterns in the suite to select a final MLD estimate. Results are also presented for MLDs calculated using de Boyer Montegut et al.’s (2004) threshold values.


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Acknowledgment: If you use this data, please cite it as: Holte, J., L. D. Talley, J. Gilson, and D. Roemmich (2017), An Argo mixed layer climatology and database, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 5618-5626, doi:10.1002/2017GL073426.


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